Chapter Review

ARRA, HITECH, and incentives programs supporting the meaningful use of EHRs are helping the healthcare industry make a paradigm shift in care delivery through the accelerated use of healthcare IT. CMS, ONC, and its HIT Policy and Standards Committees are driving communications at the industry level to provide all stakeholders with a common set of rules to follow for selecting, designing, implementing, and adopting EHRs. Challenges still persist, however, when effective communication plans are not developed and followed in complex healthcare IT projects that can affect physicians, nurses, administrators, and patients alike.

This chapter addressed issues regarding the importance of communications and the development of effective ...

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