Unit 10: Meaningful Use of Health Information Technology

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) legislated incentives for the meaningful use of health information technology. This unit describes the meaningful use program of HITECH, eligibility for incentive payments, and the criteria for achieving those payments in Stage 1 of the program.  It also describes the standards specified for Stage 1 of meaningful use, including those devoted to privacy and security.