Practice Management

Integrating Digital Patient Engagement into Your Care Model

Gena Cook

June 2012, Vol 3, No 4 - Practice Management

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act has set aside $19 billion in incentives to encourage healthcare providers to adopt and meaningfully use electronic medical record (EMR) technology in an effort to provide more patient-centered care. This unprecedented investment in health information technology (HIT) will digitize the medical industry and connect patients to their providers electronically for the first time so they (and their families) can be more engaged in their own care.

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