EMR Incentive Center
EHR Systems and EMR Incentive Programs
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has reinvented how providers use information technology. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, a part of ARRA, calls for incentive payments to promote information technology throughout the healthcare community. Electronic health record (EHR) systems are a primary focus for physician practices of every size. Much of the billions of dollars that will go to physicians, hospitals, and community health centers to help them offset their costs for implementing electronic medical records has been and will continue to be administered through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.