OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Feature The new Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, signed into law on February 17, 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, imposes meaningful privacy regulations and consumer control provisions over personal health information. The HITECH Act also requires the government to take a leadership role in the development of standards that allow for the nationwide information exchange to improve the quality and coordination of care. These . . .
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