Healthcare Quality Improvement Timeline

Events

HITECH ACT

February 2009

Accelerated the creation of EHR systems among healthcare providers.

Stage 1 Meaningful use

september 2010

Promotes basic EHR adoption and data gathering

Accountable Care Organizations

October 2011

Established to guide healthcare providers towards more coordinated, high quality, patient centered care for medicare patients.

Value Based Purchasing Program

October 2012

Hospitals earn incentive payments based on their performance on Clinical Process of Care Measures

Stage 2 Meaningful Use

October 2013

Emphasizes care coordination and exchange of patient information

Stage 3 Meaningful Use

Jan 2018

Improves healthcare outcomes