Review the Learning Resources on the HITECH legislation and its primary goals. · Reflect on the positive and negative impact this legislation has had on your organization or one with which you are familiar. · Consider the incentives to encourage the use of EHRs. Focus on the definition of meaningful use and how it is measured.

HIT Policy

This assignment focuses on the impact of the HITECH legislation and considers how the incentives and meaningful use criteria impact health care.

Discussion: HITECH Legislation

In order for organizations to receive the incentives offered through the HITECH legislation, they must be able to demonstrate that they are using the technology in meaningful ways. The following criteria for meaningful use must be evident to qualify for EHR incentives (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2012). The technology must:

· Improve quality, safety, and efficiency, and reduce health disparities

· Engage patients and families

· Improve care coordination

· Improve population and public health

· Ensure adequate privacy and security protections for personal health information

For this Discussion you consider the impact of the meaningful use criteria of the HITECH legislation on the adoption of health information technology.

To prepare:

· Review the Learning Resources on the HITECH legislation and its primary goals.

· Reflect on the positive and negative impact this legislation has had on your organization or one with which you are familiar.

· Consider the incentives to encourage the use of EHRs. Focus on the definition of meaningful use and how it is measured.

· Reflect on how the incentives and meaningful use impact the quality of patient care.

· Find an article dealing with one of the criteria to qualify for meaningful use and how it has been successfully met.

Question:

· Post a description of how HITECH legislation has positively or negatively impacted your organization. Address how its related incentives influence the adoption of health information technology in health care and impact the quality of patient care. Provide a summary of the article you identified and explain how it demonstrates the ability of health information technology to meet the requirements of meaningful use. Evaluate the impact of the HITECH legislation on improving the quality of patient care

· Analyze how incentives influence the use of health information technology

3pages of content material with citations within text, no title page required, reference page required please.

Required Readings (Please Use Google to find this reading material for the assignment).

McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2015). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

· Chapter 9, “Legislative Aspects of Nursing Informatics: HITECH and HIPAA”