There is a trail to get adopted to the policy of managing and preserving the health care data on electronically to replace paper. The advantage is that the paper usage is restricted and at the same time the data can be preserved for longer durations of time for future reference.
In order to encourage the health care providers to do such work, the government provides incentives to those who implement and demonstrate excellent use of the EHR technology.
To meet the ever growing updation and developments in the fields of technology, a law has been passed to encourage both the Health Care providers to use the technology at their workplaces.
The condition is that the care providers must be an outpatient consultant in a clinic.
According to The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, all the eligible Medicaid and Medicare health care providers from 2011 are entitled to receive benefits if they use, upgrade and demonstrate the use of Health Information technology to manage the health care information.
To make sure that the process of registration is easy and also to simplify the reimbursement there is an online registration to try and receive the benefits. People may register themselves at the following website https://ehrincentives.cms.gov/hitech/login.action.
The state of Missouri provides the following guidance to get adapted to the health information technology in the form of a website to centralize the national, state and regional links:
The state government started creating awareness about the HIT incentive programs to encourage the practitioners to get adapted to this so that the information is accessible all over the US in case of relocation of the patient.
At the same time the program ensures the confidentiality of the patients’ information in the form of stringent laws to ensure the patient safety.