Unit 8: Meaningful Use and Implementation

This unit describes the meaningful use program of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) from the vantage point of the VistA simulation electronic health record (EHR). It discusses eligibility for meaningful use incentive payments and the criteria for achieving those payments in Stage 1 of the program. It shows examples of some of the criteria from within screens of the VistA simulation EHR environment.