Federal HITECH Act
HIT Provisions of the Federal Stimulus Package
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). A portion of the law creates the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act or the HITECH Act.
- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (PDF: 1008KB/407pgs)
- HITECH Act (Div. A, Title XIII and Div. B, Title IV of ARRA) (PDF: 331KB/84pgs)
Minnesota's Response to the HITECH Act
This page includes information on the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement/3013 Program, known as e-Health Connect in Minnesota, the state's application for federal funding for health information exchange, and resource documents for Minnesota providers and stakeholders.
This page has more information on the public health reporting requirements that are part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentives Programs known as meaningful use, which was authorized through ARRA.
MDH Public Conference Call Updates for Minnesota Stakeholders
The Minnesota e-Health Initiative, in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services sponsored monthly conference calls to provide brief updates and an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions on activities related to the implementation of the e-health provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, in particular the HITECH Act. This page has additional details on previous calls.
This page includes national resource documents, such as HIT rules and policy recommendations, and links to national HIT offices, associations, and HIT related reports.