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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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State and Regional Healthcare IT Programs

With recognition that the regional electronic exchange of health information is essential to the successful implementation of NwHIN and to the success of national healthcare reform in general, the HITECH Act authorized and funded a State HIE Cooperative program,67 a Beacon Community program, and a Regional HIT Extension program.68 Taken together, these grant programs offer much-needed local and regional assistance and technical support to providers while enabling coordination and alignment within and among states. Ultimately, this will allow information to follow patients anywhere they go within the U.S. healthcare system.

State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program

The State HIE Cooperative Agreement program ...

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