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LIC | A Catalyst for Population and Public Health Management

BACKGROUND ON ARRA

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed on February 17, 2009 by President Barack Obama. ARRA provides many different stimulus opportunities, one of which is $19.2 billion on health IT...

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MEANINGFUL USE

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 established a set of incentives and penalties for adoption and use of certified EHR systems. The ultimate vision is to improve the quality and value of American health care...

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IMPACT ON PUBLIC HEALTH

A primary focus of the Lab Interoperability Cooperative is preparing hospital labs for connectivity to public health. Once the LIC goal of enabling electronic transmission is achieved, the benefits of connectivity to the hospital laboratory community and public health are significant....

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Specific Lab Requirements

Through continued refinement of HITECH and meaningful use, ONC and CDC plan to work towards increased sharing of data from hospitals and providers to public health.

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