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The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act is a component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. One part of the HITECH Act (cited below) directs the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assess the impact of health information technology (health IT) in communities with health disparities and also in areas with a high proportion of individuals who are uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved.
NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC), working under subcontract to the George Washington University, is pleased to present this report, Understanding the Impact of Health IT in Underserved Communities and Those with Health Disparities, funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.