Mathematica assessed how providers implemented the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which sought to promote a nationwide electronic health information system through a variety of initiatives.
Policy in Perspective: Exploring America's Investment in Health IT
In recognition of National Health IT Week, a new podcast from Mathematica Policy Research explores the rollout and implementation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, a major federal initiative to support the development and use of electronic health information technology to help reform care delivery and, ultimately, improve health outcomes.
In the new “Policy in Perspective” podcast, Senior Fellow Emerita Marsha Gold and Senior Researcher Yael Harris discuss the key findings and lessons learned from Mathematica’s multiyear study of the first five years of the HITECH Act’s implementation. Further details on this study are available in a recently published Milbank Quarterly article by Gold and Senior Fellow Catherine McLaughlin.
Mathematica researchers have published a variety of articles and reports on aspects of the HITECH Act, including a Health Affairs article that examines factors influencing the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology, and a report on the transition to a post-HITECH world.
Global Assessment of the Value of Health Information Technology and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Programs
Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records and Medicare Expenditures: Evidence from a Panel Data Analysis of U.S. Health Care Markets, 2010-2013
Health care markets that had steeper increases in EHR penetration during 2010–2013 also had steeper decreases in total Medicare and acute care expenditures per beneficiary.
Assessing HITECH Implementation and Lessons: 5 Years Later
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act set ambitious goals for developing electronic health information as one tool to reform health care delivery and improve health outcomes. With HITECH’s grant funding now mostly exhausted but statutory authority for standards...