The implications for healthcare providers within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are significant—from electronic health records, to more security and privacy (e.g., HIPAA) requirements and penalties, as well as near-term funding sources (especially if you are doing research).
- Incentives for physicians and hospitals to adopt EHRs (followed by penalties if you do are not using EHRs)
- More HIPAA-related requirements on providers (covered entities) and their business partners (business associates)
- Federal breach notification law
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30 March 2009