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HCA 430 HITECH Infographic Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to relate applications and information about the HITECH Act and the Meaningful Use program existing in the current health care environment and to synthesize research literature regarding these topics.


The facility you work for is planning a mandatory staff meeting for their employees to provide training about compliance regarding medical record privacy and security. You have been asked by your supervisor to make infographic that will completely explain all of the aspects of the HITECH Act and the Meaningful Use program rules, regulations, violations, and sanctions. Infographic Resources An infographic is a visual representation of information, data, and knowledge about a specific subject.

Visit this website for general information about infographics: There are a number of websites that offer free tools for creating an infographic. Feel free to explore the links below or find one of your own. Venngage: Piktochart: Canva: Snappa: Biteable: Requirements Your infographic must address the following questions:

  1. Define and explain the details of the HITECH Act and the Meaningful Use program.
  2. What is the history and development of the HITECH Act and Meaningful Use program?
  3. What are the five goals of Meaningful Use?
  4. Who must comply?
  5. What are the penalties for not being in compliance? Infographic elements:
    • Contains both visual and written content to convey the message, but emphasizes visual elements.
    • Message is supported by facts and data (e.g., statistics, graphs).
    • Message is clear and easy to understand.
    • Includes researched information from at least two sources.
    • Sources are credited within the work.
    • Presentation elements: a. Free of errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar. b. Visually appealing with effective use of layout, fonts, and color. c. Information is arranged in an organized and logical fashion. d. Language is appropriate for the intended audience.

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