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Regional Extension Centers (RECs)

Listing of Regional Extension Centers

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.

RECs have received $677 million for the next two years to support their work.

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

Grant Recipient NameRegional Extension Center NameEmailState    
Alaska eHealth Network Alaska eHealth Network  rebecca@ak-ehealth.org AK
Alabama Regional Extension Center Alabama Regional Extension Center   info@al-rec.org AL
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. HIT Arkansas  jfuchs@afmc.org AR
Arizona Health e-Connection (AzHeC) Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC)  melissa.rutala@azhec.org AZ
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 CA
Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) Colorado Regional Extension Center (CORHIO)  palbritton@corhio.org CO
eHealth Connecticut eHealth Connecticut  scleary@ehealthconnecticut.org CT
eHealth DC eHealth DC  info@ehealthdc.org DC
National Indian Health Board (NIHB) National Indian Health Board (NIHB)  tkauley@nihb.org DC, serving the nationwide Indian Country, headquartered in the District of Columbia
Quality Insights of Delaware Quality Insights of Delaware  bschindele@wvmi.org DE
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 FL
Morehouse School of Medicine Georgia HITREC  dmack@msm.edu GA
Health Information Exchange Hawaii-Pacific REC  aito@hawaiihie.org HI, and the Pacific territories of Guam, American Samoa, and CNMI
IFMC Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (Iowa HITREC)  IowaHITREC@ifmc.org IA
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 IL
Purdue University Purdue University  marrowsm@purdue.edu IN
Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (KFMC) Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (KFMC)  recsupport@kfmc.org KS
University of Kentucky Research Foundation University of Kentucky Research Foundation  kyrec@uky.edu KY
Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum  bikerd@lhcqf.org LA
Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation  rodenstein@masstech.org MA
Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients  info@crisphealth.org MD
HealthInfoNet HealthInfoNet  info@hinfonet.org ME
Altarum Institute Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA)  mceita.info@altarum.org MI
Stratis Health Regional Extension Assistance Center for Health Information Technology (REACH)  info@khaREACH.org MN
ND
The Curators of the University of Missouri Missouri HIT Assistance Center  EHRhelp@missouri.edu MO
eQHealth Solutions, Inc. Mississippi Regional Extension Center  rbordelon@eqhs.org MS
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation (MPQHF) Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation (MPQHF)  kurbanek@mpqhf.org MT and WY
University of North Carolina AHEC REC University of North Carolina AHEC REC  tom_bacon@med.unc.edu NC
CIMRO of Nebraska Wide River Technology Extension Center  info@widerivertec.org NE
Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, Inc. Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire  jmonahan@maehc.org NH
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)  info@njhitec.org NJ
Lovelace Clinic Foundation-LCF Research Lovelace Clinic Foundation-LCF Research  Lyndi.Dittmer-Perry@LCFResearch.org NM
NYC REACH NYC REACH  aparsons@health.nyc.gov NY
New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)  pwilder@nyehealth.org NY
Greater Cincinnati Health Bridge HealthBridge  Tri-State REC  dgroves@healthbridge.org OH
KY
IN
Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP) Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP)  info@OHIPonline.org OH
Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc. (OFMQ) Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc. (OFMQ)  jkolarik@ofmq.com OK
OCHIN, Inc. Oregon's Health Information Technology Extension Center (O-HITEC)  info@ohitec.org OR
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 PA
Ponce School of Medicine Ponce School of Medicine  jgarcia@psm.edu PR
Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI)  info@riqi.org RI
South Carolina Research Foundation  Center for Information Technology Implementation Assistance in South Carolina (CITIA-SC)  thornbur@mailbox.sc.edu; jmoskowitz@healthsciencessc.org SC
Dakota State University healthPOINT  amy.townsend@dsu.edu SD
Qsource Qsource  jmcanally@qsource.org TN
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 TX
HealthInsight HealthInsight  sdonnelly@healthinsight.org UT
NV
VHQC (Virginia Health Quality Center) VHQC (Virginia Health Quality Center)  extensioncenter@vhqc.org VA
Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc.  pforlenza@vitl.net VT
Qualis Health Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center(WIREC)  peggye@qualishealth.org WA
ID
MetaStar, Inc. Wisconsin Health Information Technology Extension Center  jwang@metastar.com WI
West Virginia Health Improvement Institute, Inc. West Virginia Health Improvement Institute, Inc.  cstandre@spreadinnovation.com WV