Update from HHS on Stage 2 of HITECH Act’s EHR program

The meaningful use rule spells out requirements fo rhow hospitals and physicians must use electronic health records to qualify for a second round of incentives, beginning in 2014.  Participants were required to conduct a risk assessment in Stage 1 and now Stage 2 requires that the EHR technology be designed to encrypt, by default, the electronic health informaton stored locally on end-user devices.


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