The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) legislation created to stimulate the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and supporting technology in the United States. President Obama signed HITECH into law on February 17, 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), an economic stimulus bill.
The HITECH act stipulates that, beginning in 2011, healthcare providers will be offered financial incentives for demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records (EHR). Incentives will be offered until 2015, after which time penalties may be levied for failing to demonstrate such use. The Act also establishes grants for training centers for the personnel required to support a health IT infrastructure.
In the last year, EMRapproved has launched an interactive online community of EMR and HIT consultants at http://www.4medpronetwork.com; able to provide on-demand technology services to the nationwide medical community. Services cover a wide variety of healthcare client needs including EMR/EHR specific customization, template and report building, EMR/PM training for the top 20 EMR Solutions on the market; as well as computer technology consulting, design, installation, support and managed services.
Carol Hudson, CEO of EHR/HIT Consulting, LLC is a graduate of the EMRapproved HIT University Certification Program and the College of Central Florida with an ASN degree. She has been working exclusively in the healthcare industry for many years. Most recently, she was with the SAGE North America Healthcare Division as a Clinical Informatics Analyst then as a Clinical Informatics Product Manager. Carol brings a wealth of knowledge in EMR, Medical Coding and a strong understanding of Workflow Analysis in fast paced medical environments. Carol provides HIT services which include Electronic Health Record implementation, Workflow analysis and Meaningful Use attestation.
Jigish Desai, owner of Intelitech Computer Solutions is a technology professional, member of the ASCII business organization and a graduate of the HIT University Certification program. Intelitech support models are versatile and applicable to the unique needs of medical groups that would like to maintain an enterprise level of service for their information but prefer to outsource for their technology needs. Intelitech services include: Technology and EMR infrastructure design, implementation and support for healthcare environments;
To schedule services with either of these skilled HIT professionals, healthcare providers and medical sites may call (800) 671-1028 ext #444 or visit http://4medproscheduling.com