Wiring the health system--origins and provisions of a new federal program.

@article{Blumenthal2011WiringTH,
  title={Wiring the health system--origins and provisions of a new federal program.},
  author={David Blumenthal},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={365 24},
  pages={2323-9}
}
In February 2009, the U.S. government launched an unprecedented effort to reengineer the way the country collects, stores, and uses health information. This effort was embodied in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was part of a much larger piece of legislation, the so-called stimulus bill. The purpose of the stimulus bill, also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), was to stimulate the economy and prevent one of… CONTINUE READING