HITECH EHR Incentives Web Site LaunchedPayments Program Details Offered
The site, created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services within the Department of Health and Human Services, includes links to details about related information security issues.
The EHR incentive payment program was funded under the HITECH Act portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The program is slated to kick in for hospitals on Oct. 1 and for physicians on Jan. 1, 2011.
To participate, healthcare organizations must make "meaningful use" of a "certified" electronic health records system.
A regulation creating a temporary program for selecting software certifiers was unveiled June 18.