HITECH/Meaningful Use

In this paper, address the following items:
What is the purpose of HITECH and what are the core programs associated with HITECH?
Identify the Core and Menu objectives in Stage 1 of the Meaningful Use Final Rule. Explain the difference.
Explain who is eligible to apply for the Meaningful Use Incentives, and the amount of reimbursement available based on the year they choose to enter the program.
What are the main barriers that are impeding the adoption of Meaningful Use integration?
Discuss the objectives for Stage 2 and the comments surrounding those.