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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and Nutrition Inclusion in Medicare/Medicaid Electronic Health Records: Leveraging Policy to Support Nutrition Care

Published:November 20, 2012DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2012.10.005
      UNITED STATES ADOPTION and use of health information technology (HIT) is proceding at an unprecedented rate, in large part due to unsustainable health costs, lackluster health quality, and documented preventable medical errors. Perhaps the tipping point for change was the 2009 passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
      The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
      A significant portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is known as the HITECH Act, or Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, sometimes referred to as the Medicare/Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.
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