The HITECH Act’s financial incentive programs have become one of the major drivers for the increased adoption of health IT among healthcare providers. Nearly 2,000 hospitals and more than 41,000 physicians have received a total of $3.1 billion in incentive payments for the “meaningful use” of health IT. 1 As healthcare providers participate in multiple internally and externally driven initiatives, including quality, patient safety, and new care delivery and payment models (e.g. accountable care organizations), they are increasingly looking to health IT to help them meet program metrics.
Improving quality of care and patient safety affordably is central to these programs. The secure and efficient electronic capture, management and delivery of patient information are the foundation to achieving these transformative goals. Healthcare IT News conducted a survey in January 2012 on behalf of the OpenText Fax and Document Distribution Group, the global market leader in fax and electronic document delivery solutions, to identify drivers and challenges for developing and deploying a solution for centralized digital document delivery that complies with healthcare industry regulations.
The secure and efficient electronic capture, management and delivery of patient information are the foundation to achieving the transformative goals of improving quality of care and patient safety.
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