On February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 enacted the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was passed to encourage the adoption and effective use of health information technology.
For information about HITECH, please view guidance on this topic from:
- the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
- the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;
- the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.