Missouri Statewide Health Information Exchange (MoSHIE)
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 Engagement.
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ARRA and HITECH
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 include:
- 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
Visit 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).