Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was authorized to provide incentive payments to eligible providers who adopted, implemented, or upgraded the use of electronic medical records (Healthit.gov, 2013). As such, advancements in health technology are a key consideration in the development of public health policy. Go to the following website for a list of current technology related public health policies:
Then, using the readings for the week, the South University Online Library, and the Internet, respond to the following:
- Research a technology related public health policy and discuss the key objectives of the policy.
- What are some examples of how interactions between polices and advances in technology can work together?
- Researched a technology related public health policy. Examined how interactions of policy and advances in technology can work together.
- Justified your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.