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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 NameEmail
AK Alaska eHealth Network Alaska eHealth Network  rebecca@ak-ehealth.org
AL Alabama Regional Extension Center Alabama Regional Extension Center   info@al-rec.org
AR Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. HIT Arkansas  jfuchs@afmc.org
AZ Arizona Health e-Connection (AzHeC) Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC)  melissa.rutala@azhec.org
CA California Regional Extension Center (North) CalHIPSO (North)  info@calhipso.org
CA California Regional Extension Center (South) CalHIPSO (South)  info@calhipso.org
CA CalOptima Foundation CalOptima Foundation  emoscaritolo@caloptima.org
CA HITEC-LA HITEC-LA  HITEC-LA@lacare.org
CO Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) Colorado Regional Extension Center (CORHIO)  palbritton@corhio.org
CT eHealth Connecticut eHealth Connecticut  scleary@ehealthconnecticut.org
DC eHealth DC eHealth DC  info@ehealthdc.org
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
DE Quality Insights of Delaware Quality Insights of Delaware  bschindele@wvmi.org
FL Community Health Centers Alliance, Inc.* Center for the Advancement of Health IT (Rural and North Florida Regional Extension Center)  info@AdvanceHealthIT.org

 

FL Health Choice Network of Florida, Inc.* South Florida Regional Extension Center Collaborative  info@southfloridarec.org
FL University of Central Florida Central Florida REC  info@ucf-rec.org
FL PaperFree Florida PaperFree Florida  jwolfson@hsc.usf.edu
GA Morehouse School of Medicine Georgia HITREC  dmack@msm.edu
HI, and the Pacific territories of Guam, American Samoa, and CNMI Health Information Exchange Hawaii-Pacific REC  aito@hawaiihie.org
IA IFMC Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (Iowa HITREC)  IowaHITREC@ifmc.org
IL Northern Illinois University Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (IL-HITREC)  info@ilhitrec.org
IL Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC)  info@chitrec.org
IN Purdue University Purdue University  marrowsm@purdue.edu
KS Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (KFMC) Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (KFMC)  recsupport@kfmc.org
KY University of Kentucky Research Foundation University of Kentucky Research Foundation  kyrec@uky.edu
LA Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum  bikerd@lhcqf.org
MA Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation  rodenstein@masstech.org
MD Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients  info@crisphealth.org
ME HealthInfoNet HealthInfoNet  info@hinfonet.org
MI Altarum Institute Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA)  mceita.info@altarum.org
MN
ND
Stratis Health Regional Extension Assistance Center for Health Information Technology (REACH)  info@khaREACH.org
MO The Curators of the University of Missouri Missouri HIT Assistance Center  EHRhelp@missouri.edu
MS eQHealth Solutions, Inc. Mississippi Regional Extension Center  rbordelon@eqhs.org
MT and WY Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation (MPQHF) Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation (MPQHF)  kurbanek@mpqhf.org
NC University of North Carolina AHEC REC University of North Carolina AHEC REC  tom_bacon@med.unc.edu
NE CIMRO of Nebraska Wide River Technology Extension Center  info@widerivertec.org
NH Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, Inc. Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire  jmonahan@maehc.org
NJ New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)  info@njhitec.org
NM Lovelace Clinic Foundation-LCF Research Lovelace Clinic Foundation-LCF Research  Lyndi.Dittmer-Perry@LCFResearch.org
NY NYC REACH NYC REACH  aparsons@health.nyc.gov
NY New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)  pwilder@nyehealth.org
OH
KY
IN
Greater Cincinnati Health Bridge HealthBridge  Tri-State REC  dgroves@healthbridge.org
OH Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP) Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP)  info@OHIPonline.org
OK Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc. (OFMQ) Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc. (OFMQ)  jkolarik@ofmq.com
OR OCHIN, Inc. Oregon's Health Information Technology Extension Center (O-HITEC)  info@ohitec.org
PA Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Inc. (Eastern) Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (Eastern)  asomplasky@wvmi.org
PA Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Inc. (Western) Quality Insights of Pennsylvania (Western)  asomplasky@wvmi.org
PR Ponce School of Medicine Ponce School of Medicine  jgarcia@psm.edu
RI Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI)  info@riqi.org
SC South Carolina Research Foundation  Center for Information Technology Implementation Assistance in South Carolina (CITIA-SC)  thornbur@mailbox.sc.edu; jmoskowitz@healthsciencessc.org
SD Dakota State University healthPOINT  amy.townsend@dsu.edu
TN Qsource Qsource  jmcanally@qsource.org
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
TX The TAMUS Health Science Center Research Foundation  CentrEast Regional Extension Center  tduke@tamhsc.edu
TX University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center  pamela.d.slayer@uth.tmc.edu
UT
NV
HealthInsight HealthInsight  sdonnelly@healthinsight.org
VA VHQC (Virginia Health Quality Center) VHQC (Virginia Health Quality Center)  extensioncenter@vhqc.org
VT Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc.  pforlenza@vitl.net
WA
ID
Qualis Health Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center(WIREC)  peggye@qualishealth.org
WI MetaStar, Inc. Wisconsin Health Information Technology Extension Center  jwang@metastar.com
WV West Virginia Health Improvement Institute, Inc. West Virginia Health Improvement Institute, Inc.  cstandre@spreadinnovation.com