National Organizations Lend Support to Nationwide EHR Incentive Program Registration Events

Jan. 15, 2011

Washington, DC,   (January 13, 2011) – The American College of Physicians, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, American Osteopathic Association, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, HIMSS, and the National Rural Health Association join to support hospitals, eligible healthcare professionals, and regional organizations that are hosting events to highlight Nationwide EHR Incentive Program Registration.

Given the critical importance of health IT to enabling the transformation of healthcare delivery in the U.S., organizations from across the  states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are expressing their intent to register to achieve meaningful use of certified electronic health records  and qualify for incentive payments under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs,  part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

These organizations are a cross-country sampling of hospitals, providers, and regional activities that are moving forward on EHRs increase their engagement patients as consumers, while improving the quality cost effectiveness of care.