HITECH

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health. Contained within the ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) of 2009. Included incentives for private practice physicians and institutional practice organizations to implement the use of electronic medial records. Additionally introduced a series of fines to enforce the HIPAA rules, primarily rules two and four. Further mandated that business associates, in addition to covered entities, were responsible for maintenance of HIPAA compliance levels.