White Paper: The HITECH Act

5 things you can do right now to pave the road to compliance

The HITECH Act mandates healthcare providers strengthen safeguards for Protected Health Information (PHI) with the ultimate goal of reducing healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes. In addition to extensive technology mandates — such as stronger HIPAA regulations now in force — the HITECH Act includes a combination of financial incentives and penalties for meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) that began in 2011 and are being rolled out in stages through 2016. For mid-size providers who want to maximize incentive dollars now and avoid penalties later, now is the time to act.

In this whitepaper, you will learn:

  • What are the HIPAA non-compliance penalties and what are the HITECH financial penalties?
  • How to enable secure electronic exchange of PHI
  • How to establish interoperability between internal and external systems

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