Local Implementation Support
ONC provides local EHR implementation support for physicians and health care providers through its Regional Extension Centers program. Below you’ll find stories of EHR/EMR implementations, tips for those in the midst of an implementation, and stories highlighting how the Regional Extension Centers have helped physicians throughout the country make the transition to electronic health records.
Latest Blog Posts
What can happen when a community, enabled by a strong foundation of health information technology (health IT), rallies around specific health care and health improvement goals? The Beacon Community Program, an initiative launched by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), seeks to answer this question.
Rural America is different from urban and suburban America. Health care providers who serve the approximately 50 million Americans who reside in rural communities face special challenges in their effort to deliver quality care.
The Regional Extension Centers (RECs) located across the country play a critical role in advancing the use of health information technology (health IT). They are charged with guiding some 100,000 health care providers in their efforts to establish and meaningfully use electronic health records in their practices. They offer a variety of services including outreach and education, and on-the-ground assistance.