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ACC's health information technology (IT) efforts support the use and adoption of technology to promote quality in cardiovascular care. Stay up-to-date on the latest health IT news and events and learn about selecting an electronic health record (EHR) and getting started in the federal EHR and E-Prescribing incentive programs.

Health IT News and Events
Health IT News and Events
  • A Look at What's Next for Meaningful Use
  • CMS, ONC Release Final Rules on Stage 2 Meaningful Use Criteria
  • Survey Sheds Light on Adoption of Federal EHR Incentive Program by Cardiologists
  • IHE: Helping practices improve interoperability and the exchange of health information
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    EHR Incentive Program
    EHR Incentive Program

    The federal government developed the EHR Incentive Program to encourage use of health IT. Under the program, qualified physicians that demonstrate "meaningful use" of EHR technology and performance between 2011 and 2015 can receive bonus payments.

    ACC's guide to EHR Incentive Program Participation

    Get more information based on your level of participation in the EHR Incentive Program:

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    Electronic Prescribing
    The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) authorized the E-Prescribing Incentive Program for eligible professionals. Starting in 2012, physicians will be penalized if they do not successfully participate in the e-prescribing program.
  • Understanding the E-Prescribing Incentive Program for 2012-2014
  • E-Prescribing Incentive Program: Frequently Asked Questions
  • E-Prescribing Principles
  • EHRs Used to Qualify for Meaningful Use in 2011

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    Choosing an EHR
    Choosing and Using an EHR
  • Before You Purchase
  • Choosing an EHR
  • Contract Negotiations
  • ACC EHR Selection Partners
  • How to Implement EHRs

  • ACCF/AHA 2011 Key Data Elements and Definitions of a Base CV Vocabulary for EHR (JACC)
  • EHR Optimal Functional Requirements
  • Personal Health Records Principles
  • Unique Patient Identifiers Principles

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