Accelerating EHR Whitepaper
The rush to adopt Electronic Health Records (EHR) is on. Funding for those who qualify under the Medicare
and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Programs under the HITECH provisions of the 2009 American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act can run up to $44,000 for Medicare, and up to $64,000 for Medicaid—and
millions of dollars per hospital when implementing an EHR system that is on ONC’s official Certified Health
IT Product List (CHPL). This list includes EHR technologies that have been tested and certified as being
technically capable of supporting those providers’ achievement of meaningful use based on Stage 1 criteria
outlined in HHS rules, and have it deployed to meet time-phased reporting requirements.