Opportunities to increase participation by IT solution providers:
Providing additional re-training options that focus on health IT,
Integrating IT solution providers into the activities of Regional Extension Centers (RECs) and
Making data breach laws less burdensome for small IT solution providers.
Health IT continues to provide significant potential for increasing the quality of patient care in the U.S. However, trends indicate that small medical providers are hesitant to move forward for a variety of reasons, including concerns about health IT limiting resources and medical staff and the difficulty in achieving the “meaningful use” standard.
At the same time, small IT solution providers are facing difficulties in participating in the health IT transition.