American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Funds Used For Health Information Technology Contracts

Date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Report Number: 
A-15-11-11199
Report Type: 
Audit Report
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On February 17, 2009, the President signed the Recovery Act into law.  SSA has used Recovery Act  funds in developing the Health Information Technology (HIT) process. For this review, we selected four contracts. The purpose of these contracts was to expand the number of healthcare providers participating in the Nationwide Health information Network.  This will allow providers to receive a standardized electronic request for medical records along with a patient's authorization.