This week's top news and views.The top story this week was the release of two final rules for the federal electronic health record incentive program under the HITECH Act. One defines how physicians and hospitals must "meaningfully use" EHRs to qualify for the incentives. That rules requires a detailed risk assessment. The other rule sets standards for qualifying EHR software, including many security capabilities, such as encryption and authentication.
HITECH Rules: An Analysis
Risk Assessments: A New Priority?
Final HITECH Rules: The Security Details
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