The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act is part of the government's overall economic recovery plan. The HITECH act aims to ensure that all medical service providers move toward a system of EHR by 2014. It also requires the adoption of meaningful use standards. While EHR implementation and meaningful use can present great challenges for any healthcare provider undergoing a transition, ignoring them comes at a serious cost. Bob Chaput of Clearwater Compliance says it's time to "get serious" about following HITECH. Healthcare Information Services has the experience and knowledge to guide your company through compliance with the HITECH Act.