Are We Wired Yet? Measuring the Progress of HITECH in California

Prepared for California HealthCare Foundation 

Three years after the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, marked progress among California's providers has been made, although there is room for progress toward widespread use of electronic health information to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. In a report, "Are We Wired Yet? Measuring the Progress of HITECH in California," Manatt Health Solutions examines HITECH's history and impact in California and details how HITECH funds have been spent so far. Specifically, the report looks at the three largest federally funded programs in California - the Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program, regional extension centers (RECs) and health information exchange (HIE) - as well as the state's progress on telehealth. The report provides findings and makes recommendations for using HITECH resources most effectively with the limited time and funding that remain.

Additional Author:
Sandra Newman



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