Call for Marketplace Assistance(800) 671-1028 ext.25

Regional Extension Centers  

Regional Extension Centers (RECs) serve healthcare providers to help them get the information they need to implement EHRs,
such as training, information and technical assistance.
Search for a REC by State or Center Name in the box below.

« previous 1 2 next »

Texas – The North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC)

The North Texas Regional Extension Center (NTREC) was established as a program by the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council Education and Research Foundation (DFWHC-ERF) in April 2010. The cooperative agreement with the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT in the US Department of Health and Human Services was part of the second round of Regional Extension Centers (REC) awards. Sixty RECs were established around the country, including four in the State of Texas. The $8.5 million dollar award opportunity represents federal funding of 90% of the anticipated costs of the first two years of operation through April 2012. The primary purpose of the NTREC is to promote the adoption and meaningful use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in the practices of priority primary care providers. NTREC has a target of assisting 1,498 providers to meaningful use in two years.

CalOptima

CalOptima is proud to be selected as the Regional Extension Center (REC) for Orange County, California. Through the CalOptima Foundation, a non-profit organization created by CalOptima, the CalOptima Regional Extension Center (COREC) will collaboratively work with physicians and other eligible providers to integrate Health Information Technology (HIT) into their offices and bring them to meaningful use.

Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ)

Since 1972, Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has played an integral role in improving health care and improving lives in Oklahoma. As the original Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) in Oklahoma, contracted through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), we provide in-depth quality evaluation and improvement programs for Medicare. An expert consultant to the health community, we are working toward a health care system where every person receives the right care every time, and where providers have the tools and resources to deliver that care.

Florida – University of South Florida, Tampa

PaperFree Florida is your advocate in navigating through the process of migration to a certified EHR System while keeping your practice’s best interests and needs at the forefront. By streamlining the process, we keep you focused on the business of practicing medicine while improving the operation of your practice. We’ll help you achieve your goals towards Meaningful Use through all stages of implementation.

PA REACH West – Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Inc. (Western)

Technology continues to evolve at a lightning speed, and has made its way into almost every facet of our lives. There is no question that health information technology and exchange has the potential to significantly improve patient care and lower health care costs. In 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA – the economic stimulus bill), which allocated a significant amount of funding to be used to encourage providers to implement electronic health records (EHRs) in their practice or facility. This money will be given to providers in the form of incentives through Medicare and Medicaid once providers adopt and show that they are meaningfully using an EHR. Also, as part of the ARRA bill, grants were made available to create Regional Extension Centers (RECs). The RECs will function similarly to the successful Farmers’ Extension Services that started in the 1930s. RECs will offer health care providers a local resource for technical assistance, guidance, and information on best practices to support and accelerate the meaningful use of EHR systems. Based on the size and population of our great state, Pennsylvania received funding for two RECs to assist our providers. PA REACH East and PA REACH West were established in April 2010 and are both a division of Quality Insights of Pennsylvania.

Alabama Regional Extension Center

The Alabama Regional Extension Center represents a state-wide collaborative lead by The University of South Alabama Center for Strategic Health Innovation. We are here to assist providers in the state of Alabama successfully implement Electronic Health Records in their practices.

Morehouse School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1975 as a two-year Medical Education Program at Morehouse College with clinical training affiliations with several established medical schools for awarding the M.D. degree. In 1981, MSM became an independently chartered institution and the first medical school established at a Historically Black College and University in the 20th century. MSM is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for our social mission. Our faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research, and public policy, and are known in the community for exceptional, culturally appropriate patient care.

Mississippi- Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology in Mississippi

Physicians wishing to help improve the Florida Medicaid program can now put their medical expertise to work. eQHealth Solutions, the new Medicaid utilization management contractor for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, is seeking physicians who can review Medicaid claims for medical necessity.

University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

The University of South Alabama Physicians Group, comprised of 150 academic physicians on faculty at the USA College of Medicine, is the region's largest multi-specialty practice and the only academic physicians group along the central Gulf Coast. Our physician offices are conveniently located throughout Mobile at several hospital campuses and on the University's main campus. Our collective mission is to deliver leading-edge care to patients and to support the larger mission of the USA College of Medicine in the training of physicians and in the advancement of medical care through medical research.

Contact West Virginia Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center

The West Virginia Health Improvement Institute is one of 62 non-profit organizations across the nation awarded federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) dollars to support the development of regional extension centers (RECs), which will aid health centers and medical professionals as they work to implement and use certified health information technology and achieve health improvement outcomes through “meaningful use."

Wyoming – Health Technology Services (HTS)

WHITEC provides education and technical assistance to help Wisconsin health care professionals select, implement and achieve meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology. While we serve all health care professionals in Wisconsin in this mission, there are financial subsidies for priority primary care providers that enable us to provide those services at greatly reduced cost.

Delaware – Quality Insights of Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware

Quality Insights of Delaware has been awarded a $5.8 million grant to establish a Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (RECs) in Delaware. The grant funding will help physicians adopt and effectively use electronic medical records. During the next two years, the Center will assist 1,000 Delaware physicians with the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology (HIT).

Maine – HealthInfoNet

HealthInfoNet’s core function is the management of a secure electronic network, called a health information exchange, where health care providers can share important medical information on their patients. Using the network, providers share information like drug allergies, prescriptions, medical conditions, and lab and test results. In an emergency, this helps providers quickly and more accurately diagnose and treat patients. In non-emergency situations it can decrease ordering of repeat tests and give providers a more complete picture of their patients’ care

Florida – South Florida Regional Extension Center Collaborative

The combined strength of Health Choice Network, as the non-profit operational lead, and the SFHII as the non-profit administrative and governance lead, will result in a highly successful REC that will ensure bringing the meaningful use of EHR to South Florida. Both organizations have a long and successful history of supporting primary care providers and health information technology. The SFHII is a convening organization that involves multiple stakeholders as partners in the development of a community health information organization that focuses on improving health care efficiency and quality and enhancing patient safety and care. Its mission is to create and maintain an economically sustainable community health information exchange that will meet the needs of patients, providers, payers, employers and policymakers in South Florida’s metropolitan area. Health Choice Network, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, has more than 15 years’ experience in successfully implementing EHR/EOHR with more than 400 providers resulting in 1.9 Million patients with an electronic health record in primary care settings.

Connecticut- eHealth Connecticut, Inc., Rocky Hill, Connecticut

The REC will focus its most intensive technical assistance on clinicians (physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) furnishing primary-care services, with a particular emphasis on individual and small group practices (fewer than 10 clinicians with prescriptive privileges). The REC will also focus intensive technical assistance on clinicians providing primary care in public and critical access hospitals, community health centers, and in other settings that predominantly serve uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved populations.

NYC REACH

The NYC Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (REACH) is a collaboration between the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Fund for Public Health in New York to help make sure doctors in New York City don't get left behind. Our mission is to assist them in adopting technology and methods that measurably improve the health of New Yorkers. Some providers may also be eligible for incentives for EHR use from federal, state, or private programs. Our job is to help offset the transition cost and burden as much as possible through training, education, and links to funding sources.

Montana – Health Technology Services (HTS) Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation

Regional Extension Centers (RECs) offer technical assistance, guidance and information on best practices to support and accelerate health care providers’ efforts to become meaningful users of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

PA REACH East – Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Inc. (Eastern)

Technology continues to evolve at a lightning speed, and has made its way into almost every facet of our lives. There is no question that health information technology and exchange has the potential to significantly improve patient care and lower health care costs. In 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA – the economic stimulus bill), which allocated a significant amount of funding to be used to encourage providers to implement electronic health records (EHRs) in their practice or facility. This money will be given to providers in the form of incentives through Medicare and Medicaid once providers adopt and show that they are meaningfully using an EHR. Also, as part of the ARRA bill, grants were made available to create Regional Extension Centers (RECs). The RECs will function similarly to the successful Farmers’ Extension Services that started in the 1930s. RECs will offer health care providers a local resource for technical assistance, guidance, and information on best practices to support and accelerate the meaningful use of EHR systems. Based on the size and population of our great state, Pennsylvania received funding for two RECs to assist our providers. PA REACH East and PA REACH West were established in April 2010 and are both a division of Quality Insights of Pennsylvania.

New Jersey’s Regional Extension Center

The nation’s healthcare system is undergoing a transformation in an effort to improve quality, safety and efficiency of care by harnessing advances in EHR technologies and health information exchange. To help facilitate this vision, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, or the "HITECH Act" authorizes the creation of Health Information Technology Extension Programs. The extension program consists of Regional Extension Centers (REC) and a national Health Information Technology Research Center (HITRC).

Massachusetts e-Health Institute (MeHI)

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI), a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, is the state's entity for health care innovation, technology, and competitiveness. Established by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature, MeHI is responsible for advancing the dissemination of health information technology across the Commonwealth, including the deployment of electronic health records systems in all health care provider settings that are networked through a statewide health information exchange.

Idaho -WIREC (Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center)

WIREC can help your practice reach the federal government's EHR "meaningful use" standards and earn the corresponding incentive payments from Medicare and Medicaid.

Missouri HIT Assistance Center

The Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center is a public-private partnership that brings together leading health care and information technology experts from health care organizations, academia, industry, and government and is focused on providing resources to promote meaningful use of health information technology.

Iowa – IFMC

IFMC provides technical assistance to clinics and hospitals to understand and meet meaningful use criteria. For clinics, IFMC will help choose, install and use an EHR to improve care. Clinics that qualify and achieve meaningful use can earn incentives up to $44,000 in rewards from Medicare or up to $63,750 from Medicaid. For hospitals, IFMC will provide meaningful use consultation and advice on how to optimize a system for meaningful use. All critical access and rural hospitals that achieve meaningful use are eligible for significant Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments 

Wisconsin Health Information Technology Extension Center

WHITEC provides education and technical assistance to help Wisconsin health care professionals select, implement and achieve meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology. While we serve all health care professionals in Wisconsin in this mission, there are financial subsidies for priority primary care providers that enable us to provide those services at greatly reduced cost.

Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

As the Regional Extension Center for Louisiana, the Louisiana Health Information Technology (LHIT) Resource Center is the local resource for technical assistance, guidance and information to support and accelerate health care providers’ efforts to adopt and meaningfully use EHRs.

Texas – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center (GCREC).

The mission of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston is to provide the highest quality of education and training of future physicians for the state of Texas, in harmony with the state's diverse population; to conduct the highest caliber of research in the biomedical and health sciences; and to provide exemplary clinical services in relationship to our educational and discovery activities.

eQHealth Solutions, Inc , Baton Rouge, Lousiana

Physicians wishing to help improve the Florida Medicad program can not put their medical expertise to work. eQHealth Solutions, the new Medicade utilization management contractor for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, is seeking physicians who can review Medicaid claims for medical necessity.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The mission of the North Carolina AHEC Program is to meet the state’s health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs in partnership with academic institutions, health care agencies, and other organizations committed to improving the health of the people of North Carolina.

Ohio – HealthBridge Inc.

Greater Cincinnati was awarded a Beacon Community Grant from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in September of 2010. The purpose of the Beacon Community Program is to build and strengthen communities’ health information technology (health IT) infrastructure and exchange capabilities to achieve meaningful and improved health care quality, safety, cost efficiency, and reduced health disparities. One of the identified infrastructure enhancements for the Greater Cincinnati Beacon Collaboration (GCBC) is a Clinical Data Repository (CDR) with advanced Business Intelligence and Data Analytics capabilities. HealthBridge is releasing a Request for Proposal to assist in the identification, evaluation, selection, and implementation of an advanced CDR.

District of Columbia Primary Care Association (DCPCA)

In 1996, a small group of visionaries formed the District of Columbia Primary Care Association (DCPCA). More than a decade later, DCPCA is a leader in the health care community as a nonprofit health action and advocacy organization working to ensure that all residents of Washington, DC have the ability and opportunity to lead healthier lives – through increased health care coverage, expanded access, improved quality, workforce development, and enhanced communication

Kentucky – Northeast Kentucky Regional Information Organization – NeKYRHIO

We service a 17 county area and are taking great strides to develop relationships with the healthcare community and the citizens of those areas. If you are a hospital or physician and would like to learn how you can earn incentive funding by achieving meaningful use please contact one of our highly qualified consultants. We can provide you with the information, guidance and support you will need through the implementation process

Georgia GA-HITREC

Primary Care for All is a virtual community designed to support the work of primary care clinicians working in underserved communities across the country. The site integrates three key areas of focus – training, resource file sharing, and peer-to-peer networking and support – providing users with a robust professional and social experience. The value of Primary Care for All will only increase as users contribute information and insights throughout the site.

Minnesota – Regional Extension Assistance Center for Health Information Technology (REACH)

When you spend money and effort on implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems, you want to make sure you do it right. Patient safety, care quality, and even your ability to be an effective provider all depend on having the right EHR system and using it fully. What’s more, thousands of dollars of federal incentive payments are riding on your ability to reach meaningful use—the federal and state requirements for EHR functionality, reporting, and connectivity.

Lovelace Clinic Foundation

LCF Research was established in 1990 as a not-for-profit organization to foster health services research among physicians, hospitals, and government agencies and to provide continuing professional education for health professionals. LCF Research continues to focus on applied healthcare research and translating research into practice to improve the health of patients and the delivery of quality of health care.

Utah – HealthInsight

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus package includes financial incentives for health care providers that attain Meaningful Use with their electronic health record (EHR) systems. It also supports the creation of Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers. Regional Extension Centers will support physician practices in adopting EHR systems and using their current systems to achieve Meaningful Use and obtain incentive payments.

Arkansas – HITArkansas

HITArkansas, a division of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, is the federally designated Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC) for the state of Arkansas. HITArkansas is part of a new effort by the federal government to increase the use of health information technology nationwide by offering guidance, technical assistance and financial incentives to health care providers who want to make the transition to electronic health records (EHRs).

Texas – West Texas (WT-HITREC) – Texas Tech University Health Science Center

WTxHITREC is one of a select group of organizations throughout the U.S. designated as having the experience and capacity necessary to assist health care providers with the task of modernizing their practices with certified EHRs. We have been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology to serve providers, with a focus on primary care providers, in West Texas.

Illinois – Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC)

The Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) is a partnership among Northwestern University, the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services and more than 40 local and national collaborators focused on HIT adoption and use needs within the city of Chicago. CHITREC is a local service organization, specifically serving the 606xx zip code region in Chicago, and provides a range of services to primary care providers interested in achieving meaningful use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Office of National Coordinator for HIT has provided initial funding for the regional extension center with most of the funds allocated for direct assistance to providers.

Alaska eHealth Network, Anchorage, Alaska

AeHN is dedicated to providing news updates on state and national activities related to health information exchange and to providing discussion space for all Alaskans to comment on issues related to health information exchange.

Maryland – Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients, Baltimore

CRISP is formally designated Maryland’s statewide HIE by the Maryland Health Care Commission, as directed by the state’s legislature and Gov. Martin O’Malley. CRISP has also been named Maryland’s Regional Extension Center (REC) by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), with an objective of assisting 1,000 primary care providers to deploy Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and achieve meaningful use by 2012.

« previous 1 2 next »