Week 1 Topic:
1.) What major government HIT initiatives have been taken by the government over the last several years? (Use current examples) Provide several examples and discuss their importance.
2. Define HIPAA and HITECH. What is the HIPAA law designed to do?
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Health Information Technology (Health IT) has become a top priority in the US. The use of technology to electronically use and exchange health information securely between healthcare stakeholders will improve the overall quality, safety, and efficiency of health care delivery. Standards and interoperability are key. NIST is conducting research to help enable a health IT network that is correct, complete, secure, usable, and testable.