Missouri Statewide Health Information Exchange (MoSHIE)
ARRA and HITECH
AHIMA's ARRA Website
Developing a Legal Health Record Policy
Developing a Legal Health Record Policy: Appendix A
In a November 6, 2009, in a
letter to stakeholders, Missouri DSS Director
Ronald Levy announced the state’s intent to embark
on the Missouri Statewide Health Information
Exchange (MoSHIE) project. Between December 2009
and May 2010, workgroups will meet in Jefferson City
to develop and submit an operational plan for the
MoSHIE project to the U.S. Department of Health and
Senior Services. Workgroups include Governance,
Finance, Technical Infrastructure, Business &
Technical Operations, Legal/Policy and Consumer
Checkout Missouri’s HIE website for
Other HIE links:
HIE Efforts by State
Health IT Buzz Blog (from the Office of the National
Missouri Health Information Security & Privacy
Toolkit (From HISPC)
The American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA), signed into law on February
17, 2009 by President Obama, has many implications
on health information issues and the HIM workforce.
AHIMA is actively monitoring, participating and
developing resources to assist in understanding the
key components of this law and the impact on the
industry and practice. Information on healthcare
reform will be continually evolving in the next
months. Key highlights of important HIM issues
Incentives for adoption of EHRs
Health information exchange (HIE)
New privacy regulations (Subpart
D of XIII) for both HIPAA and non-HIPAA entities
HIM workforce opportunities
AHIMA's ARRA website for current government
releases, AHIMA testimony, and public comment, as
well as access to AHIMA- developed resources to
assist with ARRA preparations.
What is ARRA?
Officially known as the
American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA
Public Law 111-5) and Health Information Technology
for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the
“Stimulus Law” was signed on February 17, 2009 by
President Obama and provides $19.2 billion in
spending on health IT.
What is HITECH?
Title XIII of
ARRA was given a subtitle: Health Information
Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).
It is this section (ARRA pages 112 – 165) that deals
with many of the health information communication
and technology provisions including Subpart D –
Privacy (ARRA pages 144-165).