HITECH Answers is an independent resource providing news and updates on the CMS EHR Incentive Program and other Federal health information technology (health IT) initiatives. The site debuted in April of 2009, two months following the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) which included the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act). The HITECH Act was enacted to accelerate adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) while allowing health care providers and hospitals to receive incentive payments for their adoption.
HITECH Answers has positioned itself as the trusted resource on EHR adoption, providing daily news and updates to educate the health IT community at large. Additionally, HITECH Answers produces the Internet radio show, MU Live! which airs every Tuesday at 2 pm Eastern. The show features session experts discussing breaking news and issues on meaningful use as well as other health IT topics.
HITECH Answers Experts
Roberta Mullin is the Editor in Chief and Managing Partner of HITECH Answers. She has 30 years of software development, system implementation and training, and technical support, the past ten of which spent in the medical and health IT fields. She has been an analyst on the HITECH Act for HITECH Answers from inception and writes for and edits HITECH Answers News & Updates. She also co-hosts MU Live! with leading meaningful use expert, Jim Tate.
Jim Tate is a nationally recognized expert on the CMS EHR Incentive Program, certified technology and meaningful use. He brings a unique combination of skills to successfully address the complex and changing issues surrounding the "meaningful use of EHR certified technology" for Stage 1 and beyond. He is an accomplished project manager in the development and implementation of both EHR and Practice Management systems and has worked with over 100 Health Information Technology vendors.
Carol Flagg reports on health IT topics and breaking news on a daily basis for HITECH Answers News and Updates feed. She is a Managing Partner of HITECH Answers with over 20 years experience in the publishing and news industry.