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In spite of a continuous spiraling of healthcare costs and reimbursements, it has been difficult to address the policy issues that inhibit implementing cost-effective solutions for our aging-services health crisis. Until the policy makers and healthcare professionals recognize the advantages of technology-based solutions, we will not be able to address current problems in new, practicable and innovative ways. CAST's Impediments to the Roll Out of Health IT document discusses these impediments in detail. In it, CAST articulated 7 policy impediments that currently exist:
Also, visit Health Information Technology from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It covers the HIT provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The site also provides information pertaining to the Medicare and Medicaid incentives for EHR adoption.