The HITECH Act was enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It dictates additional privacy and security requirements over the transmission of electronic health information (EPHI) and extends requirements to business associates of covered entities.
The HITECH Act includes a number of new or enhanced requirements:
Meaningful Use standards for security and privacy are required in compliance with the incentive programs, including Electronic Health Records (EHR) modules for the following:
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