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INFOGRAPHIC: Meaningful Use and the EHR Storage Boom

By Techopedia Staff
Published: October 6, 2014 | Last updated: November 11, 2020
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Because of the challenges it presents in terms of storage, networking, privacy and security, the adoption of EHRs has been - and will continue to be - a major challenge in health care IT.

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Ever heard of meaningful use? It's a term that was cooked up under the Health Information Technology for Economic Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, which aimed to create a nationwide network of electronic health records. Meaningful use provides financial incentives to qualified medical care providers who can attest to the "meaningful use" of EHRs for the betterment of patient care. This infographic chronicles the relationship between Meaningful Use and the professionals adopting it. Because of the challenges it presents in terms of storage, networking, privacy and security, the adoption of EHRs has been - and will continue to be - a major challenge in health care IT.

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INFOGRAPHIC Meaningful Use and the EHR Storage Boom

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