Who benefits most from HITECH Act summary?
HITECH Act summary (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) reinforces the HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) in protecting electronic patient health information. While patients are assured of the security of their personal health information, health care providers benefit by gaining financial aid as long as they abide by the legislation. When more and more health care providers adopt the electronic medical records due to the financial aid from HITECH act, the solution providers also benefit by making great sales of the software solution. In no way should the document scanners who also make great sales, be left out from this equation as they are the ones who make it possible for the paper records to be digitalised. The question is who amongst these three entities are the greatest benefactors of this legislation? I will leave it up to you to decide who the greatest benefactor is.