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Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management, 3rd Edition by John P. Glaser, Frances W. Lee, Karen A. Wager

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CHAPTER 6

Federal Efforts to Enhance Quality of Patient Care through the Use of Health Information Technology

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To gain a broad understanding of the major federal legislation that has passed in recent years to promote the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) systems.
  • To describe the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs for eligible professionals and hospitals.
  • To discuss implications of health care reform legislation and new models of care (such as accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes) on the health information management needs of the various stakeholders.
  • To define health information exchange (HIE) and discuss the efforts that are underway nationally and regionally ...

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