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THE CHALLENGES OF THE HYBRID MEDICAL RECORDS. ITS IMPACT ON CLINICAL, CODING, AND FISCAL OUTCOMES

September 18, 2019 | (1:00)
USA (United States of America)
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) was signed into law on February 17, 2009 with the goal of promoting widespread adoption and meaningful use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). While hybrid medical records were recognized initially as a natural but transitory phase leading to fully electronic records, a decade after the HITECH Act, hybrid medical records persist as the reality for pockets of health care providers across the continuum of care.