July 15, 2010
U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS) released it’s final rules for “meaningful use” of Electronic Health Records (EHR) this week. Health care providers that meet these meaningful use guidelines will be eligible for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments under The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009.
Included in the final rules for meaningful use is the adoption of secure, electronic transmission of prescriptions and prescription-related information. DrFirst is currently reading up on the 864 pages of the newly final ARRA/HITECH Meaningful Use rules- and will update our blog soon on the changes!!