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Regional Extension Centers (RECs)

Listing of Regional Extension Centers

Listing of Regional Extension Centers

You want to implement healthIT in your practice but don’t know where to start?. Find local technical assistance from an Regional Extension Center (REC) near you.

Listing of Regional Extension Centers

Listing of Regional Extension Centers

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information technology (ONC) has funded 62 Regional Extension Centers (RECs) to help more than 100,000 primary care providers adopt and use electronic health records (EHRs).

Eligible providers who adopt and meaningfully use EHRs may receive incentive payments through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Providers do not have to become technology experts to achieve meaningful use of EHRs; RECs will provide them with on-the-ground assistance.

REC services include outreach and education, EHR support (such as working with vendors, or helping providers choose a certified EHR system), and technical assistance in implementing health IT and using it in a meaningful way to improve care.

About the RECs

RECs represent a range of organizations that serve local communities throughout the country.

The RECs' focus is to provide on-the-ground assistance for:

  • Individual and small practices
  • Medical practices lacking resources to implement and maintain EHRs
  • Those who provide primary care services in public and critical access hospitals, community health centers, and other settings that mostly serve those who lack adequate coverage or medical care

Listing of Regional Extension Centers

State  Grant Recipient NameRegional Extension Center NameEmailStatus
AK Alaska eHealth Network Alaska eHealth Network  rebecca@ak-ehealth.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
AL Alabama Regional Extension Center Alabama Regional Extension Center   info@al-rec.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
AR Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. HIT Arkansas  jfuchs@afmc.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
AZ Arizona Health e-Connection (AzHeC) Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC)  melissa.rutala@azhec.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
CA California Regional Extension Center (North) CalHIPSO (North)  info@calhipso.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
CA California Regional Extension Center (South) CalHIPSO (South)  info@calhipso.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
CA CalOptima Foundation CalOptima Foundation  emoscaritolo@caloptima.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
CA HITEC-LA HITEC-LA  HITEC-LA@lacare.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
CO Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) Colorado Regional Extension Center (CORHIO)  palbritton@corhio.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
CT eHealth Connecticut eHealth Connecticut  scleary@ehealthconnecticut.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
DC eHealth DC eHealth DC  info@ehealthdc.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
DC, serving the nationwide Indian Country, headquartered in the District of Columbia National Indian Health Board (NIHB) National Indian Health Board (NIHB)  tkauley@nihb.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
DE Quality Insights of Delaware   onc.request@hhs.gov Grant Closed: No Contact information is available
FL Community Health Centers Alliance, Inc.* Center for the Advancement of Health IT (Rural and North Florida Regional Extension Center)  info@AdvanceHealthIT.org

 

Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
FL Health Choice Network of Florida, Inc.* South Florida Regional Extension Center Collaborative  info@southfloridarec.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
FL University of Central Florida Central Florida REC  info@ucf-rec.org Grant ended but organization is still available for information.
FL PaperFree Florida PaperFree Florida  jwolfson@hsc.usf.edu Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
GA Morehouse School of Medicine Georgia HITEC  dmack@msm.edu Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
HI, and the Pacific territories of Guam, American Samoa, and CNMI Health Information Exchange Hawaii-Pacific REC  aito@hawaiihie.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
IA IFMC Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (Iowa HITREC)  IowaHITREC@ifmc.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
IL Northern Illinois University Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (IL-HITREC)  info@ilhitrec.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
IL Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC)  info@chitrec.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
IN Purdue University Purdue University  marrowsm@purdue.edu Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
KS Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (KFMC) Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (KFMC)  recsupport@kfmc.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
KY University of Kentucky Research Foundation University of Kentucky Research Foundation  kyrec@uky.edu Grant ended but organization is still available for information.
LA Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum  bikerd@lhcqf.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
MA Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation  rodenstein@masstech.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
MD Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients  info@crisphealth.org Grant ended but organization is still available for information.
ME HealthInfoNet   onc.request@hhs.gov Grant Ended: Organization is not available for contact.
MI Altarum Institute Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA)  mceita.info@altarum.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
MN
ND
Stratis Health Regional Extension Assistance Center for Health Information Technology (REACH)  info@khaREACH.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
MO The Curators of the University of Missouri Missouri HIT Assistance Center  EHRhelp@missouri.edu Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
MS eQHealth Solutions, Inc.  

ONC.request@hhs.gov

Grant Ended: Organization is not available for contact.
MT and WY Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation (MPQHF) Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation (MPQHF)  kurbanek@mpqhf.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
NC University of North Carolina AHEC REC University of North Carolina AHEC REC  ann_lefebvre@med.unc.edu Grant ended but organization is still available for information.
NE CIMRO of Nebraska Wide River Technology Extension Center  info@wideriver.com Grant ended but organization is still available for information.
NH Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, Inc. Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire  jmonahan@maehc.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
NJ New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)  info@njhitec.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
NM New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (NM HITREC) Formerly Lovelace Clinic Foundation-LCF Research Lovelace Clinic Foundation-LCF Research  info@LCFresearch.org
or
info@NMHIC.org
Grant ended but organization is still available for information.
NY NYC REACH NA onc.request@hhs.gov Grant Ended: Organization is not available for contact.
NY New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)  pwilder@nyehealth.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
OH
KY
IN
Greater Cincinnati Health Bridge HealthBridge  Tri-State REC  dgroves@healthbridge.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
OH Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP) NA onc.request@hhs.gov Grant Ended: Organization is not available for contact.
OK Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc. (OFMQ) Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc. (OFMQ)  jkolarik@ofmq.com Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
OR OCHIN, Inc. Oregon's Health Information Technology Extension Center (O-HITEC)  info@ohitec.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
PA Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Inc. (Eastern) Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (Eastern)  asomplasky@wvmi.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
PA Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Inc. (Western) Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (Western)  asomplasky@wvmi.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
PR Ponce School of Medicine Ponce School of Medicine  jgarcia@psm.edu Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
RI Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI)  rirec@riqi.org Grant ended but organization is still available for information.
SC South Carolina Research Foundation  Center for Information Technology Implementation Assistance in South Carolina (CITIA-SC)  thornbur@mailbox.sc.edu; jmoskowitz@healthsciencessc.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
SD Dakota State University healthPOINT  amy.townsend@dsu.edu Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
TN Qsource Qsource  jmcanally@qsource.org Grant ended but organization is still available for information.
TX Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Education and Research Foundation North Texas Regional Extension Center  info@ntrec.org  
TX Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (WT-HITREC)  info@wtxhitrec.org Grant ended but organization is still available for information.
TX The TAMUS Health Science Center Research Foundation  CentrEast Regional Extension Center  centreastrec@tamhsc.edu Grant ended but organization is still available for information.
TX University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center  pamela.d.slayer@uth.tmc.edu Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
UT
NV
HealthInsight HealthInsight  sdonnelly@healthinsight.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
VA VHQC (Virginia Health Quality Center) VHQC (Virginia Health Quality Center)  extensioncenter@vhqc.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
VT Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. NA onc.request@hhs.gov Grant Ended: Organization is not available for contact.
WA
ID
Qualis Health Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center(WIREC)  peggye@qualishealth.org Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
WI MetaStar, Inc. Wisconsin Health Information Technology Extension Center  jwang@metastar.com Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance
WV West Virginia Health Improvement Institute, Inc. West Virginia Health Improvement Institute, Inc.  cstandre@spreadinnovation.com Grant is ongoing. REC is available for Technical Assistance