Massachusetts Medical Society: Electronic Health Records

Electronic Health Records


The American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 (ARRA) allocated $19 billion in Medicare and Medicaid incentives to eligible physicians who demonstrate the “Meaningful Use” of a certified electronic health record system.

Medical practices considering implementing an EHR may be in one of several places:

  • You’re researching the basics of the incentives for acquiring electronic health records. More...
  • You’re looking to purchase or replace an electronic health record. More...
  • You have met the initial Meaningful Use requirements and are looking for resources to continue pursuing advanced stages of Meaningful Use. More...

MMS Guide to Health Information Technology

Best practices, checklists and pitfalls. More... 

Meaningful Use Program Overview

Timeline and Incentives

Who’s eligible for the incentives, what’s available, and when it’s available.

State Assistance

The Massachusetts Regional Extension Center offers subsidized consulting services for practices seeking to have their EHRs certified under the Meaningful Use program.

ARRA Advisor Archives

The monthly MMS e-newsletter keeps you up to date on the federal health IT stimulus program and all matters relating to electronic health records. Subscribe to this free e-newsletter.

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MMS Guide to Health Information Technology

EHR Guide thumbnailWhether you are still considering an EHR, struggling to integrate an  existing one into your practice or looking to take yours to the next level, our informative Committee on Information Technology guide provides best-practices and pitfalls, as well as the implications of mandates such as Meaningful Use, HIPAA compliance and connecting to Health Information Exchanges.

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