The Path Forward: A Coming Together of Laws, Rules, and Regulations

The enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)70 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)71 are bringing about an unprecedented sea change within the U.S. healthcare delivery system today.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

ARRA makes possible two important infrastructure changes to the healthcare delivery system: (1) the widespread adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems and (2) the establishment of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).

The ARRA and PPACA landmark legislative efforts, coupled with the December 2010 report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) titled ...

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