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HHS plans database on EHR incentive program participants
Modern Healthcare

HHS plans to create a national database that will contain information about office-based healthcare providers participating in federally funded electronic health-record system incentive payment programs. Goals of the proposed new system are to create a tool to evaluate those incentive programs and to check up on the work of a national system of regional health information technology extension centers.

Both the incentive programs and the regional extension centers were created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.