Understanding the intersection between Records and Document Management and Electronic HEALTH Records - Information Zen: "Here are some of the things that I think I have figured out about document management solutions and electronic health records and the stimulus program. I send them around not so much under the thought that they are 100% correct, but rather to make get some correction and additions from the collected community.
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So here goes…
There is $23 billion in play in two portions.
One portion ($2 billion) goes immediately to HHS and its sub-agency, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and directs creation of standards and policy committees. We (AIIM) are actively working to connect our PDF/H work up with the efforts being directed by the ONC.
The second portion sets aside $21 billion (net) to physicians and hospitals to implement electronic health records. There is a program designed for those who see large volumes of Medicaid patients, and another for those that accept Medicare."