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Regional Extension Centers (RECs)

REC Highlights

Health care providers can often face significant challenges transitioning to electronic health records (EHRs) and demonstrating meaningful use process. RECs understand these challenges and are here to help. Locate the REC designated to help you and your practice below.

Find an REC: Listing of Regional Extension Centers

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Alabama: The Alabama Regional Extension Center (ALREC)

The Alabama Regional Extension Center (ALREC), led by the University of South Alabama, is the federally designated REC for the state of Alabama. The purpose of ALREC is to furnish assistance; defined as education, outreach, and vendor neutral technical assistance; to help providers in Alabama select, successfully implement and become meaningful users of certified EHR technology to improve the quality and value of healthcare in Alabama.

Services

  • Meaningful Use
  • Privacy and Security Consulting
  • Meaningful Use Audit Preparation
  • Continuing Education
  • MU Compliance Monitoring

Achievements

  • Assisted over 1,500 providers in the state of Alabama, with a 95% success rate of meaningful use attestation.
  • Helping 100% of FQHCs throughout the state of Alabama.
  • Helped assist Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Hospitals bringing 90% to MU.
  • Helped bring over 61 million dollars in Incentive Dollars to Alabama providers.
    Assisting state Medicaid with MU assistance to 500 specialists in the state.

Connect with ALREC: Website | Facebook | REC Contact

Alaska: Alaska eHealth Network (AeHN)

The Alaska eHealth Network (AeHN) is a 501(c)(3) Alaska non-profit corporation.  AeHN was formed in 2005 and is actively partnering public and private health service organizations, Individuals and businesses to advance the use of secure electronic information in improving Healthcare by achieving better outcomes, increased access to care, and reduce the average cost of care per patient.

Services

  • Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Direct Secure Messaging (DSM) system availability, connectivity and support services, enrollment, operations, use optimization, education and advocacy.  
  • EHR adoption, readiness assessments, program/implementation management, advice and consulting, and Work Flow optimization
  • HIPAA Privacy & HIT – Personal Health Information (PMI) security, including risk assessments and analyses
  • CMS Meaningful Use audit preparation and consulting services
  • Tailored Health Data Analytics for individual and population health decision support, report writing and predictive modeling
  • Grant writing and grant management support services

Achievements

  • Helped bring over $4.8 million of EHR adoption incentive payments into Alaska
  • Assisted over 700 practitioners with continuous EHR assistance
  • Helped over 225 practices achieve Medicaid AIU certification,
  • Moved 197 eligible professionals achieve Stage 1 meaningful use certification with 494 more achieving “Go-Live “status with their selected EHR.
  • Over 4000 users are enrolled and using the AeHN Direct Secure Messaging (DSM) system

Connect with AeHN: Website | HIE Support | REC Contact

Arizona: Arizona Regional Extension Center

The Arizona REC is a non-profit, unbiased team of experts in utilizing health IT to improve and transform health care delivery and practice. One of 62 federally funded and designated RECs nationwide, the REC today serves all Arizona providers regardless of size or specialty, including hospitals and clinics.

Services

  • Meaningful Use gap analysis & assistance
  • Privacy & security consulting
  • System configuration & customization
  • Assistance with patient-centered medical home (PCMH)certification
  • Quality improvement
  • Interoperability assistance

Achievements

  • Assisted more than 2,500 providers in the state of Arizona in adopting electronic health records and meeting Meaningful Use.
  • Helped bring over $68 million to Arizona providers through the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.
  • Helped all eligible Community Health Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics throughout the state of Arizona.
  • Provided more than 100 educational events and webinars to Arizona REC members.
  • Answered questions and provided assistance to REC members through more than 2,700 inbound calls to the REC

Connect with the Arizona REC: Website | Twitter | REC Contact

Arkansas: Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC)/HITArkansas

HITArkansas, a division of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, provides guidance and training with regard to meaningful use and privacy and security measures to participating Arkansas primary care physicians, specialists and hospitals.

Services

  • Meaningful Use, Stages 1, 2 and beyond
  • ePHI Security Risk Assessments--Review of policies and procedures as well as technical and physical protection review
  • Consultation on participation in the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, SHARE Health Information Exchange, Arkansas Department of Health reporting, and other initiatives
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) consulting
  • Compliance with HIPAA and OSHA 
  • Applied clinical informatics
  • Practice management strategies

Achievements

  • Assisted over 1,280 primary care providers in the state of Arkansas with a 48% success rate of Meaningful Use attestation to date
  • Helping more than 90% of FQHCs and Rural Health Clinics throughout the state of Arkansas
  • Serving as a trusted advisor for providers seeking guidance on the health transformation initiatives being implemented throughout the state
  • Earned national recognition for innovations in data management and resource development

Connect with HITArkansas: Website | Facebook | Twitter | REC Contact

California: California Health Information Partnership Services Organization (CalHIPSO)

The California Health Information Partnership Services Organization (CalHIPSO) is the largest REC in the country, serving 56 of California’s 58 counties. CalHIPSO works in rural and urban settings, providing technical assistance to community clinics, solo practices, and large hospitals. The path to meaningful use is different for every organization, but CalHIPSO has a team of experts ready to meet this challenge.

Services

  • Stage 1 meaningful use
  • Preparation and readiness for Stage 2 meaningful use
  • EHR implementation
  • Health system care coordination consulting
  • Quality reporting improvement consulting (PQRS and eRx)
  • Supplemental EHR training for medical assistant students

Achievements

  • Assisted 7,055 providers in California implement an EHR
  • Helped over 3,100 providers achieve meaningful use
  • Helped bring over $110 million in EHR incentive payments to providers in California
  • Facilitated the creation of 590 HITECH jobs
  • Provides services to 62% of California’s rural and critical access hospitals: of which 93% have implemented an EHR and 64% have achieved meaningful use

Connect with CalHIPSO: Website | Facebook | REC Contact

California: CalOPTIMA Regional Extension Center (COREC)

The CalOptima Regional Extension Center (COREC) is a federally-designated Regional Extension Center funded by the Office of the National Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services, to support providers in Orange County, CA, in selection, implementation, and achievement of meaningful use of Electronic health record systems. COREC is at the forefront of providing practices with integrated data analytics to achieve optimal patient health and disease management.

Services

  • EHR Implementation, Project Management, and Workflow Optimization
  • Educational seminars on Meaningful Use Stage 2, ICD 10, and Health Information Exchange (HIE)
  • Privacy and Security Risk Analysis, Policies, and Procedures
  • Technical Security Assessment (Network, Hardware, Virus Protection, Encryption, etc.)
  • Data and Clinical Quality Analytics Pilot Program

Achievements

  • Assisted over 1,000 health care providers in Orange County, California
  • Over 100% of our providers have enrolled
  • Over 100% of providers have implemented EHR
  • Achieved 75% of its meaningful use target
  • Expect to achieve 100% of MU target by end of 2013

Connect with COREC: Facebook | Twitter | REC Contact

California: HITEC-LA

Health Information Technology Extension Center for Los Angeles County (HITEC-LA) is an independent, non-profit organization working as a project of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. HITEC-LA is dedicated to helping Los Angeles County health care providers implement and meaningfully use electronic health records (EHRs) by providing high quality, personalized technical assistance.

Services

  • Certified EHR Selection, Implementation, and Meaningful Use
  • Privacy and Security
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Patient Centered Medical Home and Patient Engagement
  • Program Integration with L.A. Care to Better Serve their Members

Achievements

  • Helped 4,000 PPCPs go-live on certified EHRs
  • Guided 2,300 PPCPs to meaningful use
  • Working with 64 community clinics/health centers in L.A. County
  • Assisted providers throughout L.A. County to qualify for $55M in EHR incentive payments
  • Worked with L.A. Care to deploy an additional health IT incentive program that paid out $3.9M to more than 900 physicians who care for the lowest income and most vulnerable residents of L.A. County

Connect with HITEC-LA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | REC Contact

Colorado: Colorado RHIO

Through a partnership with six prominent health organizations across the state, the Colorado Regional Extension Center, an initiative of Colorado RHIO, provides training and support services to eligible primary care providers in small practices, Rural Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals to achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use.

Services

  • EHR system selection and implementation assistance
  • Meaningful Use support and monitoring
  • Privacy and Security review and HIPAA compliance training
  • Meaningful Use educational training sessions
  • Clinical workflow and process redesign
  • Local workforce development
  • Quality improvement

Achievements

  • Assisted over 3,000 providers in Colorado with system selection and implementation
  • 100% of signed providers are using EHRs and over 60% are meaningful users
  • Assisted 33 Critical Access Hospitals with system selection and implementation. 90% are using EHRs and 88% of those users have attested to Meaningful Use
  • Assisted Colorado providers and hospitals receive over $200 Million in Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments

Connect with Colorado RHIO: Website | Twitter | Youtube

Connecticut: eHealthConnecticut Regional Extension Center

The eHealthConnecticut REC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate the statewide adoption of electronic health records and health information exchange to dramatically improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care in Connecticut. eHealthConnecticut is the federally designated Regional Extension Center for the state of Connecticut.

Services

  • Technical assistance in choosing and implementing EHR’s
  • Practice Workflow Analysis
  • Troubleshooting vendor relationships
  • Analyzing and closing meaningful use gaps
  • Assistance in attesting to Meaningful Use – both Medicaid and Medicare
  • Meaningful use optimization and preparation for various aspects of healthcare reform

Achievements

  • Enrolled over 1500 primary care providers in the program to meet our enrollment goal of 1308
  • Assisted over 95% of our active members in achieving live status on a certified EHR system and nearly 50% in achieving Meaningful Use.
  • Enrolled all of CT’s 14 FQHC’s in the REC program with nearly 100% being live on an EHR system.
  • Successfully integrated our MU assistance program with PCMH training and recognition program for over 100 primary care providers.
  • Implemented a population health quality improvement program with the statewide association of FQHC’s using pop Health, the ONC supported open source software tool. 
  • Working with CT’s HIE authority to develop a private label HISP for eHealthConnecticut providers and others to support the implementation of Direct Exchange in CT.

Connect with eHealthConnecticut: Website | Facebook | Twitter | REC Contact

Delaware: Quality Insights of Delaware, Inc.

Quality Insights of Delaware – Regional Extension Center (QIDE REC), led by Quality Insights of Delaware, a nonprofit quality improvement organization, is the federally designated Regional Extension Center for the state of Delaware.

Services

  • EHR Adoption & Implementation
  • Meaningful Use
  • HIPAA Privacy & Security
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Assistance
  • Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Assistance

Achievements

  • Helped bring in approximately $46 million of incentive payments into Delaware
  • Assisted 943 eligible professionals to achieve meaningful use Stage 1
  • #1 REC in the country for Milestone 2 (EHR Go-Live) goal achievement – 137% (as of 8/6/13)
  • #1 REC in the country for Milestone 3 (Stage 1 MU) goal achievement – 94.3% (as of 8/6/13)
  • Partnered with Delaware Valley Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (DV-HIMSS) to host successful statewide Health IT event & recognition ceremony, bringing together providers from different care settings and communities

Connect with QIDE REC: Website | Facebook | Twitter | REC Contact

District of Columbia: District of Columbia REC

The District of Columbia REC, also known as eHealthDC, is a program of the DC Primary Care Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure equitable access to health care for residents of the District of Columbia—regardless of their ability to pay.

Services

  • EHR Adoption, Implementation and Hosting Services
  • Meaningful Use Support
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Support
  • HIPAA Compliance Training
  • Privacy & Security Assessment and Guidance
  • Medicaid and Medicare Incentive Eligibility Assessment

Achievements

  • All of the District’s community health centers and FQHCs, representing a total of 290 PPCPs, have implemented certified electronic health records.
  • More than 60% of eligible health center providers have achieved Stage 1 Meaningful Use.
  • To date, 86% of eligible eHealthDC registered priority primary care providers have achieved Stage 1 Meaningful Use.
  • The eHealthDC team has assisted the District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance (Medicaid) in testing the State Registry system and launching the EHR Medicaid Incentive program
  • eHealthDC has joined with the Health Center Network of New York to form the Qual IT Care Alliance, which will provide direct Meaningful Use and PCMH technical assistance to 10 FQHCs located in the District of Columbia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Connect with eHealthDC: Website | Facebook | Twitter

District of Columbia: National Indian Health Board (NIHB REC)

The mission of the National Indian Health Board Regional Extension Center (NIHB REC) is to provide technical health IT services to assist 2,700 priority primary care providers working in Indian Health Service/Tribal/Urban Indian (I/T/U) health facilities across the U.S. to qualify for CMS’s Meaningful Use incentives by the end of 2014. These I/T/U health facilities provide health services to approximately 2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) located in 35 states across the U.S.

Services

  • Certified EHR Software Configuration and Optimization, e.g. e-Prescribing, Lab, and other software components
  • EHR Software End User Training Sessions—many including continuing education credits for eligible participants
  • Meaningful Use of EHR Support Services
  • Clinic and Hospital Workflow Enhancements, Optimization and Efficiency Services
  • Privacy & Security Consulting

Achievements

  • Assisted over 2,700 providers in the Indian Health System located across 35 states who have implemented certified EHRs.
  • Helped bring over $47 million incentive dollars to providers and hospitals throughout the Indian Health System.
  • Produced the first-ever national database of Primary Care Providers working in IHS/Tribal/Urban Indian (I/T/U) health facilities across the U.S.
  • Provided most Tribal and Urban Indian health facilities their first-ever comprehensive Security Risk Assessments.
  • Established capabilities within regional Tribal Health Organizations to serve as future Health IT Project Management teams.

Connect with NIHB REC: Website | REC Contact

Florida: Center for the Advancement of Health IT (FL)

The Center for the Advancement of Health IT (FL) is a membership organization that facilitates the selection, implementation, and support of services and technologies that are best acquired or maintained by a centralized organization, allowing its members to expand and improve health-related services for all.

Services

  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2
  • Security Risk Assessment
  • Privacy & Security
  • PCMH
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Patient Engagement

Achievements

  • AHIT has enrolled and assisted more than 2500 priority primary care providers within the 41 county service areas.
  • More than 1950 of enrolled priority primary care providers have implemented advanced health information technology, including EHR, electronic prescribing (eRx), and Clinical Quality Measure (CQM) reporting.
  • 1038 priority primary care providers have attested to Meaningful Use under the Medicaid and Medicare programs.
  • AHIT has assisted400 specialists above and beyond the REC scope of funding and close to 40% have reached MU.
  • Assisted providers in rural settings with a mix of web-based learning, remote one-on-one coaching, in-person site visits, and an expanded group of community outreach / co-marketing organizations successfully engaged.
  • Collaboration with the College Consortia promoting both their Health IT (HIT) Workforce program and their interns to practices.
  • AHIT practice segmentation includes providing MU assistance to 368 small practices, 15 FQHCs, 2 Rural Hospitals, 8 Critical Access Hospitals, 14 Rural Health Clinics.

Connect with Center for the Advancement of Health IT (FL): Website | REC Contact

Florida: Central Florida HIT Initiative

The Central Florida HIT Initiative, also known as the University of Central Florida REC, is transforming healthcare through Health IT and patient engagement. Our healthcare IT specialists provide personalized on-site consultations to Central Florida providers helping to maximize quality, efficiency, and financial return on investment.

Services

  • Meaningful Use assistance and ongoing monitoring
  • CMS incentive and regulatory education
  • Core Measure 15 security risk analysis tools and mitigation guidance
  • Audit preparedness
  • Meaningful Use Stage 2 readiness support
  • HIE Interoperability and connectivity assistance
  • Patient Centered Medical Home consultancy services
  • Continuing education

 Achievements

  • Assisted 2,261 providers, 1,743 of which have successfully gone live on an EHR, and 812 of which have achieved MU.
  • As of April 30, 2013, helped bring $20,593,928.90 million in incentive payments to providers in Central Florida.
  • Assisted 25 underserved settings including the majority of Rural Health Clinics, FQHC’s, Community Health Centers, and Department of Health locations.
  • Helped 1,385 providers in Central Florida register for an EHR incentive program, 985 of which have been paid for AIU and/or MU.
  • Created Million Hearts simulation tools to assist practices in educating patients to better manage chronic conditions.

Connect with Central Florida HIT Initiative: Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

Florida: PaperFree Florida Collaborative Health Information Technology Regional Extension

PaperFree Florida is a venture of USF Health at the University of South Florida and serves as the federally designated HIT Regional Extension Center for 11 counties in western and central Florida.  USF Health initially created PaperFree Tampa Bay, to assist providers to ePrescribe, and the program has evolved into PaperFree Florida which provides many health information technology services, including the adoption, implementation, and meaningful use of electronic health records.

Services

  • Meaningful Use Consulting
  • EHR Implementation
  • PQRS Consulting
  • Privacy & Security Consulting
  • EHR Training and Implementation Support
  • International HIT Specialized Consulting Services
  • HIE and Interoperability Consulting

Achievements

  • Assisted over 1700 providers in 11 counties in the state of Florida
  • Worked with over area 1000 providers to receive Meaningful Use EHR incentive payments
  • Helped bring nearly $20 million incentive dollars to providers in our 11 county region of Florida
  • Assisted nearly 500 providers to receive incentive payments for Adopting, Implementing, and Upgrading electronic health technology
  • Provided consulting assistance to the state of Florida to streamline meaningful use immunization reporting requirements
  • Developed consideration guides used statewide to assist county health departments to receive EHR incentive payments
  • Have been the number 1 ranked REC program in the state of Florida since inception and have been in the top 10 performing REC programs in the USA

Connect with PaperFree Florida: Website | REC Contact

Florida: South Florida Regional Extension Center (SFREC)

The SFREC was created and funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to help local physicians and health care providers select, successfully implement and meaningfully use certified EHR to improve the efficiency, quality and value of health care. We provide technical assistance; guidance and information on best practices to support and accelerate efforts to become meaningful users of certified EHR Technology.

Services

  • A non-profit organization with direct and reliable access to a pipeline of key information on Health IT and the Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record Systems
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Direct Secure Messaging
  • I-Learning Courses: access to a learning management system for CMEs and CEUs
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Ongoing Educational Events
  • HIPAA security risk analysis

Achievements

  • We currently serve more than 3,000 priority care physicians and specialists in eight counties in South Florida.
  • We have helped over 1,500 physicians reach Meaningful Use (M3).
  • We have helped SFREC members to qualify for as much as $63,750 each for the Meaningful Use Incentive Program.
  • The South Florida Regional Extension Center (SFREC), part of Health Choice Network of Florida, has been recognized by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) as an early adopter of electronic health record technology and selected to participate in the creation of a statewide health information exchange that will improve the delivery and coordination of health care.
  • Partnered and supported by all universities, FQHCs and health departments in the South Florida region.

Connect with SFREC: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Georgia: Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC)

GA-HITEC is the only federally funded and endorsed entity to assist Georgia providers toward meaningful use of EHR technology. GA-HITEC provides hands-on technical assistance, guidance, and uses best practices to support and accelerate providers’ efforts to become meaningful users of certified EHR technology.

Services

  • EHR Implementation and Project Management Assistance
  • CMS EHR Incentive Program registration and payment achievement for EPs and CAHs/RHs
  • CAH/RH EHR Implementation and Project Management Assistance
  • Collaboration with State and Local Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)

Achievements

  • Enrolled over 4,200 primary care provider members in the REC program
  • Achieved:
    • 100% of its enrollment target (3,963 of target 3,955);
    • 87% of its implementation target (3,459 of 3,955); and
    • 40% of its attainment of meaningful use (MU) target (1,565 of 3,955) to date.
  • Enrolled 55 CAHs/RHs throughout the state of Georgia in the REC program, 32 of whom have demonstrated EHR meaningful use.
  • Worked directly with the state Department of Community Health to facilitate the payment of over $49 million to EPs.
  • Provided over 65 HIT-focused educational webinars and online courses resulting in training to over 4,600 attendees and completion of numerous HIT certifications.

Connect with GA-HITEC: Website | REC Contact

Hawaii: Hawaii Health Information Exchange

Hawai’i Health Information Exchange helps providers convert from paper to electronic health record (EHR) systems through its Hawai’i Pacific Regional Extension Center (HPREC). HPREC supports providers in choosing and implementing an EHR, establishing privacy and security best practices, redesigning workflow, and instituting health information exchange (HIE). HPREC serves all of the Hawaiian Islands, as well as Guam, America Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Services

  • Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use
  • Security Consulting (Security Awareness Training, Security Policies and Risk Assessments)
  • Health Information Exchange Facilitation Services
  • Direct Secure Message Provisioning
  • EHR Interfaces for Public Health Reporting
  • Hospital/Physician Provider Direct Links (supporting summary of care transmittals)
  • Continuing Education

Achievements

  • Assisted over 790 providers in the state of Hawaii, with 671 (85%) EHR adopted and 257 (33%) attested for Meaningful Use.
  • Helping more than 86% of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics throughout the state of Hawaii

Connect with Hawaii HIE: Website | Facebook | REC Contact

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

The Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) emerged from collaboration between Northwestern University, the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services, and more than 40 local and national partners that focus on health IT adoption and use within the city of Chicago. CHITREC brings Chicago together through health IT and strives to improve delivery of care by building Chicago’s health IT infrastructure.

Services

  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 assistance and education for primary care providers and specialists.
  • Privacy & Security Best Practices education Registration & Attestation assistance for the Medicaid & Medicare EHR incentive programs
  • Clinical workflow redesign and gap analysis
  • Clinical quality program development and improvement, including workflow re-design.
  • Assistance with connectivity to HIE and public health registries
  • LAUNCH program that makes CHITREC's assistance available to specialists and others

Achievements

  • Enrolled over 1,635 providers in 147 organizations
  • Enrolled all Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Chicago
  • Assisted over 70% of enrolled providers go live on their EHRs
  • Helped over 500 providers collect nearly $12 million in government incentives
  • Mentored nearly 50 interns in CHITREC's health IT workforce development program; about 20 are now employed full time
  • Delivered education to Chicago-area providers via workshops, webinars and website content

Connect with CHITREC: Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | REC Contact

Illinois: Illinois HIT Regional Extension Center (IL-HITREC)

Illinois HIT Regional Extension Center (IL-HITREC) is a collaboration of several healthcare and educational organizations that are focused on providing education, outreach and technical assistance to priority primary care providers within the state of Illinois, outside the City of Chicago. IL-HITREC is headquartered at Northern Illinois University and has satellite delivery offices in DeKalb, Chicago, Peoria and Sauget.

Services

  • Stage 1 Meaningful Use
  • Stage 2 Meaningful Use (2014)
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE) Consulting
  • Privacy & Security Consulting (2014)
  • Auto Attestation Support (Meaningful Use Assistant Software)
  • Quality Reporting (2014)

Achievements

  • Assisted over 1300 providers in the State of Illinois, with a 78% success rate of Meaningful Use Attestation, as of 10-31-13.
  • Engaged more than 474 providers in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics, and providers associated with Critical Access and Rural Hospitals in the State of Illinois.
  • Helped bring over $17 million EHR Incentive dollars to providers in the State of Illinois.
  • IL-HITREC continues to provide a monthly newsletter called the IL-HITREC INTERCHANGE to all IL-HITREC practices, stakeholders and partners. This newsletter, along with the IL-HITREC website, provides the most recent information on Meaningful Use and the EHR Incentive Program, as well as IL-HITREC provider case studies. The newsletter is also posted on the IL-HITREC website, www.ilhitrec.org.
  • IL-HITREC continues to work closely with ONC, the Illinois Medicaid program, healthcare organizations throughout the State of Illinois, neighboring RECs, Office of Health Information Technology for the State of Illinois (OHIT), CMS, and HIE efforts statewide to provide the most coordinated, up-to-date information to Illinois providers.

Connect with IL-HITREC: Website | REC Contact

Indiana: Indiana Health Information Technology Extension Center (I-HITEC)

The Indiana Health Information Technology Extension Center, also known as Purdue Healthcare Advisors, is a not-for-profit entity created in 2005 by a partnership among Purdue’s Technical Assistance Program, the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, and the Indiana Hospital Association. Its mission is to improve healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency by applying the principles of engineering, management, and science.

Services

  • Meaningful Use - assisting with Stages 1 and 2 for hospital and ambulatory organizations
  • Privacy & Security Consulting - including MU and HIPAA Security Risk Assessments, vulnerability scanning, and guidance on a variety of subjects including privacy and security policy templates, encryption, and mobile devices for hospitals, ambulatory clinics, other healthcare providers, mental health organizations, and applicable business associates
  • Lean PCMH Consulting – assistance with planning, readiness assessments, and policy and practice changes to expedite recognition
  • Lean and Six Sigma Consulting – assistance with training and deployment of healthcare-focused lean and six sigma projects to improve quality and efficiencies
  • PHA Academy – providing continuing education workshops and seminars on a variety of meaningful use, PCMH, quality system improvement, patient engagement, and security topics

Achievements

  • Working with over 2,500 providers and 50 hospitals in Indiana to meet Meaningful Use, with over 75% having received incentives
  • Helped bring nearly $100 million incentive dollars to providers and hospitals throughout Indiana
  • Assisted more than 90% of FQHCs throughout Indiana
  • Partnered with over 100 acute care and critical access hospitals in Indiana to complete meaningful use and lean/six sigma projects
  • Trained thousands of healthcare professionals and providers in multiple states throughout the nation on meaningful use, security, and lean/six sigma

Connect with I-HITEC: Website | REC Contact

Iowa: Telligen (IA)

Telligen IA is partnered with the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Medicaid Enterprise to maximize provider engagement in HIT/HIE through statewide education and outreach, including an annual summit bringing together stakeholders from across Iowa.

Services

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home/ACO/Population Health Management Assistance
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Health Information Exchange
  • HIPAA Privacy and Security

Achievements

  • Direct assistance to Iowa providers and hospitals helped contribute to over  $200M in EHR incentive payments to the state as of June 2013
  • Enrolled over 1,300 eligible professionals to achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use, with 70% successful attestations thus far
  • Currently #1 in the nation for percentage of critical access and rural hospitals achieving Stage Meaningful Use, with 80% successful attestations of the 84 hospitals enrolled
  • Enrolled 100% of the Iowa FQHCs with the Regional Extension Center program
  • Conducted successful pilots to encourage the use of Direct Secure Messaging with both REC and non-REC clients

Connect with Telligen IA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | REC Contact

Kansas: Kansas Foundation for Medical Care

Kansas Foundation for Medical Care is the Regional Extension Center (REC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) in Kansas, supporting healthcare providers with direct, individualized technical assistance in the adoption and Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records. To continue addressing the needs of providers, the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care and the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved have partnered to create Synōvim Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a not-for-profit organization.

Services

  • Meaningful Use Assistance
  • HIT Privacy & Security
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation
  • Process Analysis and Redesign
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)  Assistance

Achievements

  • Provided Meaningful Use Assistance to over 1,590 Kansas practitioners
  • Helped 653 REC participants  earn a combined total of $14 million in CMS incentive payments
  • Facilitated Meaningful  Use Assistance for all 95 critical access and rural hospitals in Kansas with 40 receiving CMS incentives payments totaling more than $35.8 million
  • Provided Meaningful Use Assistance to all 14 Federally Qualified Health Centers in Kansas resulting in more than $2 million in CMS  incentive payments
  • Created a firm foundation on which to continue REC like services beyond the grant period

Connect with Kansas Foundation for Medical Care: Website | LinkedIn

Connect with Synōvim: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Kentucky: Kentucky Regional Extension Center

The Kentucky Regional Extension Center, housed at the University of Kentucky, is a trusted advisor in Health IT working with healthcare organizations to enhance the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care through Electronic Health Information.

Services

  • Meaningful Use
  • Privacy & Security Consulting
  • PCMH Consulting
  • Continuing Education
  • Vendor-Specific EHR System Optimization

Achievements

  • Assisted over 2,600 providers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with a 98% success rate for providers attesting to Meaningful Use.
  • Helped bring over $33.4 million incentive dollars to providers and $45.1 million incentive dollars to hospitals throughout the state.
  • Helping more than 95% of FQHCs and Rural Health Clinics throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • Developed an REC service model to support both Primary Care and Specialist providers through partnership with State Medicaid as well as fee-for service.
  • First in the US to enable electronic reporting to the state Cancer Registry in advance of Stage 2 Meaningful Use.
  • Partnered with the state to develop an education and outreach program for the BioSense 2.0 Syndromic Surveillance initiative.

Connect with Kentucky Regional Extension Center: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Louisiana: Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (LHCQF)

The Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum (LHCQF) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to reshaping health care. Housed within the LHCQF, the Louisiana Health IT (LHIT) Resource Center is the Regional Extension Center for the state of Louisiana. LHIT Resource Center works with clients to facilitate EHR adoption and use and provide extensive project management support.

Services

  • Transitioning from paper-based medical records to electronic health records (EHRs)
  • Achieving Meaningful Use of EHRs
  • Determining eligibility for Medicaid/Medicare incentives
  • Practice and workflow redesign
  • Privacy and security best practices

Achievements

  • Works with more than 1,700 health care providers, including more than 1,400 primary care providers, more than 200 specialists and 35 critical access hospitals, in the transition to EHRs.
  • Assisted more than 600 providers in achieving Meaningful Use.
  • Assisted providers in applying for and receiving more than $14.5 million in Medicaid/Medicare EHR Incentive Payments.
  • Assisted hospitals in applying for and receiving more than $22.8 million in Medicaid/Medicare EHR Incentive Payments.
  • Received CMS funding through the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to assist optometrists in receiving EHR incentive payments for Medicaid and Medicare.

Connect with LHCQF: Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | REC Contact

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Maine: HealthInfoNet (ME)

The Maine Regional Extension Center (MEREC) serves as an extension of the statewide health information exchange. MEREC staff provide objective on the ground support and education for Maine's health care providers as they purchase, implement, and optimize the use of electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technologies (HIT) to achieve meaningful use and the successful integration of HIT into their clinical workflow.

Services

  • Access to the State Designated HIE (HealthInfoNet)
  • Quality Improvement Coaching
  • Implementing privacy policies consistent with HIPAA
  • Continuing Education
  • Workflow Analysis

Achievements

  • Enrolled all 22 eligible Critical Access and Rural Hospitals into the REC
  • Helping more than 80% of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the state of Maine
  • Over 70% of participating Maine REC (MEREC) PPCPs have been provided access to the Health Information Network (HIN) Health Information Exchange (HIE)
  • Over 94% of eligible PPCPS enrolled in the MEREC have received AIU payments
  • Achieved 60% of the MEREC M3 target

Connect with HealthInfoNet (ME): Website | Facebook | Twitter 

Maryland: Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP)

To advance the health and wellness of Marylanders by deploying health information technology solutions adopted through cooperation and collaboration. We will enable the Maryland healthcare community to appropriately and securely share data, facilitate and integrate care, create efficiencies, and improve outcomes.

Services

  • Continuing Education on Healthcare Information Technology
  • Partnered with Maryland Healthcare Commission’s State Designated Management Services Organizations to Provide Direct Technical Assistance
  • EHR Selection and Implementation Services
  • Meaningful Use Attestation Support
  • Maryland State EHR Incentive Attestation Support

Achievements

  • Assisting over 1,700 primary care providers in the State of Maryland, with over 60% of our target of 1,000 providers achieving Meaningful Use
  • Provided Continuing Education at over 30 events and with over 1,500 providers in that last year
  • 35 organizations receive over 1,500 Hospital Admit and Discharge Notifications daily for a patient population over one million
  • 12,000 HIE Queries a month with over 80% success rate of finding a patient in the master patient index and clinical documents
  • Over 85% Acute Care Hospitals in Maryland are providing at least one clinical data feed to the HIE Query Portal

Connect with CRISP: Twitter | LinkedIn | REC Contact

Massachusetts: Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI)

The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) is one of sixty-two federally-designated Regional Extension Centers (REC) and is the designated REC for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We are an organization that offers a variety of programs and services designed to help clinical providers transition into a practice that meaningfully uses electronic health records.

Services

  • Consulting services for selection and implementation of EHR systems.
  • Meaningful Use services.
  • Knowledge and educational resources for Health IT.
  • Project Management and oversight.
  • Dedicated Clinical Relationship Manager for each practice.

Achievements

  • Assisting 2,500 providers and 11 Critical Access Hospitals with Meaningful Use of EHR systems.
  • 97% of REC providers are live on an EHR system, and 54% have achieved Stage 1 Meaningful Use.
  • Over 40 Community Health Centers with over 700 providers are supported by the REC.
  • $7.3 million in Direct Assistance funds have been paid by the REC for consulting services on behalf of Massachusetts providers.
  • Over $250 million in EHR Incentive Program payments have been paid to Eligible Providers in Massachusetts.

Connect with MeHI: Website | Twitter | MeHI Community

Michigan: Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA)

The Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA) is Michigan’s federally-designated Regional Extension Center, offering consulting services to support physician offices.

Services

  • Meaningful Use, for all stages
  • Meaningful Use audit preparation
  • Targeted Process Optimization, using principles of Lean Six Sigma
  • Security Risk Assessment
  • IT Strategic planning and other customized support for EHR adoption and use

Achievements

  • Working with over 4,000 primary care providers across Michigan to adopt and effectively use Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology
  • Helped 1,900 Michigan providers attest to Meaningful Use Stage 1
  • Partnering with Michigan’s Medicaid office to provide CMS-funded support to 600 additional specialists
  • Helped bring over $50 million incentive dollars to providers throughout Michigan
  • Assisting more than 50 FQHCs and Critical Access Hospitals throughout the state

Connect with M-CEITA: Website

Minnesota: REACH (MN & ND)

REACH is a nonprofit federal Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center dedicated to helping providers in clinics and small hospitals in Minnesota and North Dakota implement and effectively use electronic health records. REACH works with providers to improve the quality and value of care they deliver through adopting and meaningfully using health information technology (HIT), specifically electronic health records (EHR).

Services

  • Meaningful Use consulting
  • Privacy & Security Consulting
  • Practice transformation through optimization of HIT and HER
  • Practice workflow redesign
  • Optimized use of EHR for care coordination

Achievements

  • Assisted over 5,000 providers in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota, with a 60% success rate of Meaningful Use attestation.
  • Helped bring over $70 million incentive dollars to providers and critical access or rural hospitals throughout the States of Minnesota and North Dakota
  • Helping more than 95% of FQHCs and Rural Health Clinics throughout the states of Minnesota and North Dakota
  • Assisted Minnesota in having one of the highest ePrescribing rates by achieving a 127% success rate in go lives with ePrescribing.

Connect with REACH MN & ND: Website | REC Contact

Mississippi: Mississippi Regional Extension Center

The Mississippi Regional Extension Center, also known as eQHealth Solutions, is the designated Regional Extension Center (REC) for the state of Mississippi, providing a full range of consulting services that represent the needs of providers. We recognize that not all providers have the same needs, and that each requires a solution that works for them today and tomorrow.

Services

  • Provider Education
  • Meaningful Use
  • CMS EHR Incentive Payment Program Registration and Attestation
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Care Coordination
  • General Health Information Technology (HIT) Consultation and Assistance

Achievements

  • Assisting over 1,000 providers in the state of Mississippi, with 75% successfully achieving meaningful use.
  • Helped our REC participating providers throughout the state of Mississippi receive over $22 million in incentive payments.
  • Providing technical assistance and consultation to 100% of FQHCs throughout the state of Mississippi resulting in over $5.5 million in incentive payments being received.
  • Partnered with USDA – Rural Development assisting small rural hospitals in accessing USDA funding.

Connect with the Mississippi Regional Extension Center: Website | REC Contact

Missouri: Missouri Health Information Technology 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. MO HIT AC operates in collaboration with the University of Missouri, through the Department of Health Management and Informatics and the Center for Health Policy, and through partnerships with the Missouri Primary Care Association, Primaris (the state QIO), EHR Pathways, Missouri Telehealth Network, and Hospital Industry Data Institute (HIDI), a subsidiary of the Missouri Hospital Association.

Services

  • Meaningful Use Assistance
  • Continuing Education
  • Online Healthcare Collaboration
  • Workflow Assessment
  • Patient Centered Medical Home Assistance

Achievements

  • Assisted almost 1,300 primary care providers in Missouri implement electronic health records
  • Assisted almost 700 primary care providers in Missouri achieve Meaningful Use attestation
  • Helped bring over $23 million incentive dollars to providers throughout Missouri
  • Helping 100% of FQHCs throughout Missouri
  • Assisted over 200 primary care providers in rural health clinics in Missouri receive over $5 million in incentive payments

Connect with the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center: Website | Community Site | REC Contact

Montana: Health Technology Services Regional Extension Center (MT & WY)

Health Technology Services, a division of Mountain Pacific Quality Health Foundation, a nonprofit quality improvement organization, is the federally designated Regional Extension Center for the states of Montana and Wyoming.

Services

  • HIT Consulting, including:
    • LEAN based process improvement
    • LEAN based PCMH
    • HIPAA Privacy & Security
  • Project Management
  • Training and Education

Achievements

  • Assisted over 1200 eligible professionals implement a certified E.H.R
  • Assisted 500 eligible professionals to achieve meaningful use Stage 1
  • Assisted over 41 Critical Access Hospitals implement a certified E.H.R
  • Assisted over 23 Critical Access Hospitals achieve meaningful use Stage 1
  • Partnered with the Montana Primary Care Association to achieve Meaningful Use stage 1 for 98% of their FQHC/RHC clinics.
  • One of the top performing RECs in getting non-eligible providers to Meaningful Use (providers not eligible for the incentive program).

Connect with Health Technology Services: Website | REC Contact

Nebraska: Wide River Technology Extension Center (NE)

Wide River Technology Extension Center (Wide River TEC), led by CIMRO of Nebraska, a nonprofit quality improvement organization, is the federally designated Regional Extension Center for the state of Nebraska.

Services

  • Meaningful Use
  • EHR Readiness Assessments
  • ACO/PCMH Consulting
  • Certification Programs for CPHIT, CPEHR and CPHIE
  • Clinical Quality Measure Improvement

Achievements

  • Working with over 1300 providers and 56 Critical Access Hospitals in the state of Nebraska
  • Helped bring over $90 million incentive dollars to providers throughout the state
  • Helping 100% of the Federally Qualified Health Centers in Nebraska
  • Working with over 90% of all rural primary care providers in Nebraska
  • Awarded grant funding to 17 Nebraska college faculty to update their health care instructional curriculum to include EHR knowledge and use

Connect with Wide River TEC: Website

New Hampshire: Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire

The Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire provides training and guidance to help providers and critical access hospitals become meaningful users of electronic health records, from strategy development and planning, to deployment and optimization of your EHR. Our versatile team includes professionals with expertise in healthcare operations, management, billing and coding, nursing, finance and information systems.

Services

  • Meaningful use education and evaluation
  • EHR and IT vendor management
  • Workflow assessment and redesign
  • Privacy and security assessment
  • Health information exchange (HIE) integration
  • Quality reporting

Achievements

  • Strong collaboration with New Hampshire’s health IT and healthcare community.
  • Experience with over 15 certified vendors.
  • Successfully implemented over 1,500 primary care and specialty providers on an EHR.
  •  Assisted over 1100 providers in the state with a 80% success rate of Meaningful Use attestation to date.
  • Helping to bring over $73M incentive dollars to providers throughout the state
  • Assisting all 13 CAH in the state attest to Meaningful Use

Connect with the Regional Extension Center of New Hampshire: Website | Facebook

New Jersey: NJ Healthcare Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC)

As New Jersey's only REC established in June 2010 by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), it offers a number of practical tools and educational programs to support its members through the Meaningful Use process.  NJ-HITEC is also a CMS qualified Data Registry and Data Submission Vendor (DSV) for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and E-Prescribing.  Moreover, it provides consulting services for Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). 

Services

  • CMS Certified Data Registry and Data Submission Vendor for the Physician Quality Reporting System and E-Prescribing Incentive Programs
  • PCMH Consulting Services
  • ACO Consulting Services
  • Education, Outreach, & Training Webinars on the Latest Health IT Topics
  • Developing Privacy & Security Tools

Achievements

  • Assisting over 3,100 providers in New Jersey achieve Stage 1 Meaningful Use with over 7,800 members and over 6,100 using EHR technology.
  • Successfully assisted 300 providers submit over 19,000 records for PQRS and E-Prescribing federal incentive funding through our CMS Certified Data Registry and Data Submission Vendor
  • NJ HITEC is assisting ACO's with clinical quality measurements and performance of their electronic medical record to increase care coordination
  • Developed and implemented a NJ-HITEC Members Portal.
  • Developed the NJ-HITEC Meaningful Use Advisor mobile application for members available at both the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.  Partnered with New Jersey Medicaid to establish the Medicaid Specialist Pannarogram to provide education, training, and technical assistance to 500 physician specialists and sub-specialists eligible for participation in the NJ Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payment Program. 

Connect with NJ-HITEC: Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Google Plus | REC Contact

New Mexico: New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (NM HITREC)

NM HITREC is a collaboration of three organizations, LCF Research, HealthInsight NM, and NM Primary Care Association serving as the state’s resource for working with participating healthcare providers in achieving Meaningful Use of electronic health records (EHRs). Our team of project managers provide direct, and individualized technical assistance to participating practices to guide them in implementing certified EHR systems and prepare them for connecting to the Health Information Exchange.

Services

  • Supporting practice IT needs and workflows
  • Consulting during the EHR implementation process ensuring functionality in both clinical and practice management areas
  • Enhancing clinical and administrative to improve quality care, including the patient’s experience and outcomes of care
  • Observing and complying with applicable legal, regulatory, professional, and ethical requirements to protect patients’ health information
  • Meaningful Use training and analysis, and providing training and tools to ensure that practices qualify for Medicare and/or Medicaid incentive payments

Achievements

  • NM HITREC is currently assisting over 1,100 priority primary care providers in over 235 practices.
  • NM HITREC project managers have been active in assessing practice HIT needs, addressing workflow redesign, providing MU education and training, facilitating registration and attestation for both Medicare and Medicaid incentive programs.
  • Providing privacy and security risk assessments, helping connect with the New Mexico Statewide Immunization Information System (NMSIIS), and preparing for participation with the state health information exchange (NMHIC HIE).
  •  NM HITREC, LCF Research, has successfully launched and implemented affordable services to specialists/ non-primary care, seeking EHR, Meaningful Use, and Privacy & Security assistance.
  • In New Mexico, our team has exceeded the recruitment goal in helping providers adopt health IT and achieve MU.

Connect with NM HITREC: Website | REC Contact

New York: New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)

To ease the transition from paper-based to electronic health records, we provide consulting and training services for healthcare providers through our Regional Extension Center (REC) program.

At the NYeC REC, we offer guidance from adoption of new technologies, all the way to achieving Meaningful Use. We can provide guidelines for how to go about selecting the right software and hardware vendor for your practice, and help you and your colleagues make any necessary changes for a smooth transition to electronic health records.

Services

  • Behavioral Health Services (HEAL 22)
  • Medicaid Specialist Services
  • Diabetes Recognition Program
  • Specialist Adoption Program
  • EHR Educational Summit Series

Achievements

  • Assisted more than 5000 primary care providers in the adoption and implementation of electronic health record technology
  • Helped over 20,000 provider to receive more than $800 million in Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments
  • Assisted more than 3000 providers in the state of NY with 61% success rate of the 5107  targeted goal for meaningful use
  • Assisted approximately 500 providers of FQHC and Rural Health Clinics to receive incentive payments

Connect with NYeC: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Youtube | REC Contact

New York: NYC Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH)

The NYC Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health aims to help providers adopt health information technology and new methods of patient-centered care that measurably improve the health of New Yorkers. It is the vision of NYC REACH to catalyze a fundamental reorientation of the NYC health care system towards prevention and health outcomes through the meaningful use of EHRs and EHR-derived data by physicians and health plans.

Services

  • EHR Education, Implementation and Adoption Services
  • Clinical Quality Consulting, Reporting and Measurement for practices, ACOs, and insurance carriers
  • Billing, Credentialing, Privacy & Security Services
  • Meaningful Use & PCMH Training, Development, Utilization & Other Specialty Program Services
  • Health Information Exchange and Interoperability support

Achievements

  • Assisted over 4,500 providers adopt an electronic health record, with over 2,000 already achieve Meaningful Use
  • Coached over 750 providers to achieve recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Awarded the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence in 2011.
  • Helped providers increase the number of preventative care services nearly threefold.
  • Created a data driven approach to improving quality of care while publishing research on the best practices of HIT technical assistance and new payment reform models.

Connect with NYC REACH: Website | REC Contact

North Carolina: North Carolina REC

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, as the federally designated Regional Extension Center for the state of North Carolina, helps primary care providers select, implement and meaningfully use EHRs to prepare for their work to improve the quality of care and transform into patient centered medical homes.

Services

  • Preparing them to select, implement and meaningfully use EHR systems.
  • Identifying and enhancing workflows to improve the delivery of care in quality and efficiency.
  • To improve clinical outcomes for their entire patient population.
  • To transform into a patient centered medical home.

Achievements

  • Assisted over 3300 providers who have gone live on an EHR.
  • Supported nearly 2000 providers who have achieved Meaningful use.
  • Coached over 200 practices that have achieved NCQA PCMH recognition.
  • Demonstrated improvement in clinical outcomes of patient populations in the areas of Diabetes, Asthma and Hypertension.

Connect with North Carolina REC: Website | REC Contact

Ohio: Greater Cincinnati HealthBridge Inc.

HealthBridge is a not-for-profit corporation that supports health IT adoption, health information exchange (HIE), and innovative use of information for improved health care outcomes. The Tri-State Regional Extension Center at HealthBridge delivers the experience, knowledge and resources clients need to successfully navigate the health IT marketplace through all stages of IT adoption and implementation.

Services

  • Medical Home Services: Gap analysis of practice eligibility and readiness, basic and advanced quality improvement tools, individual in-practice coaching and project management support, quality measurement, quality reporting and data analysis guidance
  • Meaningful Use Services: Electronic health record (EHR) selection and implementation assistance, meaningful use attestation support, guidance on applying for incentive payments, privacy and security assessments  
  • Payment Innovation Services: Assistance with analyzing payment reform options, consulting on planning and design for payment demonstrations, resources to support patient attribution, empanelment and risk stratification, quality improvement, care management and care transitions consulting, patient engagement and experience of care support
  • Other Innovation Services: Physician Quality Reporting System (PRQS) support, E-Prescribing Incentive support, community quality improvement initiatives

Achievements

  • 100% attestation of federally qualified health center (FQHC) eligible providers within HealthBridge portion of the Tri-State REC (close to 90 providers).
  • Combining patient-centered medical home, meaningful use, and Stage 2 meaningful use as a practice consulting service line.
  • Assisted over 1,700 providers in the Tri-State region of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, with a 70% success rate of Meaningful Use attestation.
  • The Tri-Organization made up of HealthBridge, the Health Collaborative and the Greater Cincinnati Health Council brings together the expertise needed to create comprehensive quality improvement initiatives.   This combined expertise has helped launched several new service lines such as HIE, Patient Centered Medical Home, and the Health Collaborative Center for Comprehensive Care.

Connect with HealthBridge: Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | REC Contact

Ohio: Ohio Health Information Partnership

The Ohio Health Information Partnership provides EHR support services to hospitals and physicians through its healthcare service arm CliniSyncPLUS

Services

  • Meaningful Use support for Stage 1 and Stage 2as well as Meaningful Use monitoring
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE) services, including HIPAA-compliant secure e-mail, referral network connection and results delivery from HIE participating hospitals
  • EHR selection services, including vendor selection and workflow design
  • Specialty support services for Meaningful Use
  • Privacy and Security reviews
  • Patient portal adoption
  • Meaningful Use incentive support for hospitals, including education of employed physicians regarding Meaningful Use measures

Achievements

  • Assisted over 6,000 providers in the state of Ohio.
    • 90% are now on electronic health records and 50% have attested to meaningful use.
  • Helped bring over $614 million incentive dollars to providers throughout Ohio
  • Assisted 144 hospitals in drawing down incentives of $350 million
  • Assisted 31 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) with their Meaningful Use programs. 87% are now live on EHR systems and 58% have met Meaningful Use
  • Signed up 93 hospitals to participate in the statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) and brought 39 live on the system Signed up over 1,000 physicians to participate in the statewide Health Information Exchange

Connect with Ohio Health Information Partnership: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | REC Contact

Oklahoma: Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQHIT)

Our purpose is to advance the implementation and use of vital Health Information Technology to improve healthcare quality, efficiency and safety. We serve as the Regional Extension Center (REC) for the state of Oklahoma through a Federal grant program to assist physician practices and hospitals in achieving meaningful use of electronic health records.

Services

  • Security and Privacy Consulting
  • Meaningful Use Consulting
  • HIPAA Preparedness
  • Staff IT Security Training
  • HIT Educational Events and Training

Achievements

  • Recruitment of over 1,100+ healthcare providers and hospitals
  • Assistance with over 1,000 successful EHR implementations, with more than 50% reaching Meaningful Use attestations
  • Assistance to more than 70% of the Community Health Centers in Oklahoma
  • Partnering with the Oklahoma Rural Health Association bringing needed health IT educational events in rural locations to reach rural healthcare providers
  • Assistance to rural providers and hospitals in applying for Health Information Exchange

Connect with OFMQHIT: Website | REC Contact

Oregon: Oregon Health Information Technology Extension Center (OHITEC)

The Oregon Health Information Technology Extension Center (OHITEC), led by OCHIN, a nonprofit health quality improvement and technology organization, is the federally designated Regional Extension Center for the state of Oregon.

Services

  • Meaningful Use
  • Privacy & Security Consulting
  • PCMH Consulting
  • Continuing Education
  • UDS Reporting

Achievements

  • Assisted over 3,500 primary care providers in the state of Oregon, with a 94% EHR adoption rate
  • Helping 100% of the Critical Access Hospitals in the state of Oregon
  • Helped bring over $45 million incentive dollars to providers and hospitals throughout the state of Oregon
  • Helping more than 80% of FQHCs and Rural Health Clinics throughout the state of Oregon
  • Provided consulting services to roughly 700 specialists in the state of Oregon

Connect with OHITEC: Website

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Regional Extension Center for Health IT (PA REACH)

The Pennsylvania Regional Extension Center for Health IT – West (PA REACH West), led by Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, a nonprofit quality improvement organization, is the federally designated Regional Extension Center for western Pennsylvania.

Services

  • Meaningful Use
  • Privacy & Security
  • Workflow Redesign
  • Direct Licensing
  • Behavioral Health
  • Long Term Care
  • PCMH

Achievements

  • Assisted 3532 primary care providers in the state of PA, with a 97% success rate for Go Live, and 71% rate for Meaningful Use attestation.
  • Assisted   98 paying specialists to achieve Meaningful Use
  • Impacted the lives of  4,755,651 unique patients in 40 counties of PA
  • Assisted providers to receive $46,935,782.68 in Medicare and Medicaid incentives (2092 have received payment)
  • Provided technical assistance to 23 FQHC/CHC/RHCs
  • Secured funding through DPW to assist Behavioral Health providers to securely exchange CCDs
  • Consistently ranked in the top 10 RECs for % of providers to Meaningful Use

Connect with PA REACH East: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Connect with PA REACH West: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Puerto Rico: Ponce Medical School Foundation, Inc.- President & Dean's Office

The Regional Extension Center for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands is managed by the Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The REC has become the source for technical consultation and guidance to healthcare professionals and institutions in the areas of Health IT, EHR adoption, and Meaningful Use.

Services

  • Meaningful Use
  • Privacy & Security Consulting
  • Continuing Education and HIT Training
  • PCMH and ACO Education
  • Clinical Quality and Population Health Reporting and Consulting Services

Achievements

  • Assisted over 5,000 Primary Care Physicians, Specialists, Dentists and Hospitals throughout Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
  • Assisted  2,500 in adoption of Certified EHRs for their practices
  • Helped Providers secure over $30 million incentive dollars to Eligible Professionals and Hospitals
  • Provided assistance to 100% of FQHCs in PR and USVI
  • Supported the growth of Electronic Prescriptions in PR/USVI to over 5 million annually

Connect with the Puerto Rico REC: Website | Facebook | Blog | REC Contact

Rhode Island: Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI)

Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) is a non-profit and a collaboration of health care leaders in the Rhode Island community. This group is determined to significantly improve the healthcare system in the state by building on the availability and advantages of health information technology. The Rhode Island Regional Extension Center (RI REC), a service of RIQI, was formed as part of a federal grant aimed to assist Rhode Island based healthcare providers in adopting, implementing and optimizing electronic health records (EHRs) to achieve Meaningful Use objectives.

Services

  • Meaningful Use
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE) through CurrentCare, Rhode Island’s statewide HIE (CurrentCare Viewer and Hospital Alerts)
  • Practice Transformation
  • Health IT Certification
  • Privacy & Security education and referral

Achievements

  • Enrolled approximately 95% of all Rhode Island primary care providers in the EHR Adoption (EHRA) program; assisting over 1,173 primary care providers with adopting health IT and meeting the Meaningful Use requirements.
  • Assisted 1,011 PCPs to go live with ePrescribing and quality reporting and 695 PCPs to attest to Stage 1 Meaningful Use.
  • Opened the EHR Adoption program to specialists in February 2013.
  • Paid out approximately $1.65 million in RI REC subsidy payments to Rhode Island PCPs who have met Stage 1 Meaningful Use.
  • Helped bring over $61 million federal incentive dollars to Rhode Island providers.

Connect with RIQI: Website | Facebook | Twitter | REC Contact

South Carolina: South Carolina Regional Extension Center

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and other IT tools, when carefully implemented, are critical for improving clinical effectiveness and the overall performance of a practice or a health care system while providing more value and satisfaction for patients.  The South Carolina Regional Extension Center, also known as the Center for IT Implementation Assistance in South Carolina (CITIA-SC), is part of a national effort to increase the use of EHRs and other support technologies by health care providers.

Services

  • EHR Selection
  • Understanding and Achieving Meaningful Use
  • SC Medicaid Attestation Support
  • Privacy & Security Assessment
  • Guidance on Health Information Exchange

Achievements

  • Assisted over 1,200 providers in the state of South Carolina select, adopt and implement an EHR of their choice
  • Helped bring over $13 million to Medicaid providers throughout the state
  • 74% of SC Medicaid providers that have attested to meaningful use have been CITIA SC customers
  • Helping 100% of FQHCs and 70% of the Rural Health Clinics throughout the state of South Carolina
  • Partnered with the South Carolina Health Information Exchange to assure the capacity for robust health information exchange throughout SC.

Connect with South Carolina Regional Extension Center: Website

South Dakota: healthPOINT

Located in Madison, South Dakota, HealthPOINT at Dakota State University serves as a trusted advisor in Health IT for healthcare providers. Our team of experienced professionals assist in addressing the challenges of HIPAA privacy and security, workflow, change and project management, website development, workforce training, and much more.

Services

  • Meaningful Use assistance including project management, workflow assessment and redesign, Meaningful Use Roadmap development, readiness and gap assessments to assist providers in reaching Stages 1 and 2
  • Patient Engagement Services help providers meet Menu Objective and Core Measure 13
  • Workforce Training Courses provide online education on various aspects of Health IT including ICD-10
  • PCMH Consulting Services offer planning, guiding and implementation assistance for providers seeking PCMH accreditation
  • Network Penetration and Vulnerability Testing to measure network security risks in devices such as firewalls, routers, switches, servers, workstations, and printers. The tests help identify and locate vulnerabilities and categorize them by severity
  • Complete Technical Security Risk Assessment services provided onsite or remotely
  • Workforce Training Courses provide online education on various aspects of Health IT including ICD-10

Achievements

  • Engaged 700 primary care providers in a state that has 834 primary care providers in the entire state. Our membership includes 100% of the major health systems, 100% of the FQHCs and 100% of the CAHs
  • Assisted 839 providers in the adoption of electronic health records
  • Assisted 454 providers in the fulfillment of the Meaningful Use requirements
  • Helped bring over $20 million in incentive dollars to providers throughout the state
  • Developed a sustainability model based upon the Privacy and Security services

Connect with healthPOINT: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Tennessee: Tennessee Regional Extension Center (tnREC)

We're working to rapidly improve healthcare quality for all Tennesseans by assisting healthcare providers across our state successfully implement electronic health record systems in their practices and ensure they meet government requirements for HIT implementation and payment. Whether providers are experienced with their EHR or just starting on their digital journey, tnREC is dedicated to helping providers navigate their way to meaningful use. tnREC offers customized, hands-on services to assist providers with establishing EHR goals, achieve Meaningful Use of EHRs and receive incentives.

Services

  • Direct Messaging
  • Continuing Education on ICD-10, PQRS, PCMH, and other initiatives affecting physician practices.
  • Workflow Redesign

Achievements

  • 100% Achievement of recruiting and assisting more than 1,343 providers with selection and implementation of an Electronic Health Records.
  • 57% of participating providers achieved Meaningful Use with additional providers attesting every day.
  • Helped bring over $9 million incentive dollars to providers throughout the state.
  • Over 162 Individual users are enabled for directed exchange in the state of Tennessee.
  • Helping more than 70% of FQHCs and Rural Health Clinics throughout the state of Tennessee.

Connect with tnREC: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | REC Contact

Texas: CentrEast (TX)

The CentrEast Regional Extension Center is a partnership between the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Rural and Community Health Institute, the Dwight Look College of Engineering, and the Mays Business School. The mission of CentrEast is to bridge the gaps and disparities in healthcare by improving the quality and safety of patient care.

Services

  • EHR vendor selection and implementation support
  • EHR Incentive Program and support for meaningful use stages 1 and 2, including documentation review for compliance with EHR incentive program audits – Medicare and Medicaid
  • Practice improvement through quality reporting for improved health outcomes
  • Hospital quality reporting
  • Privacy and security risk assessments
  • Facilitate connectivity with state and local health information exchanges (HIEs)
  • Consumer engagement and patient portals
  • EHR and practice workflow optimization
  • ICD-10 service readiness
  • Readiness for Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition

Achievements

  • Assisted over 1,400 primary care providers and specialists in the CentrEast region (central and eastern area) of Texas with EHR adoption and achievement of meaningful use objectives
  • Helped bring over $30.4 million incentive dollars to enrolled providers and continuing to bring in more incentive money to Texas providers
  • Helped almost 100% of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics in our region
  • Provide support to over 25% of rural providers and hospitals in our region
  • Provide work experience to Texas A&M and Health IT certificate students in EHR adoption and meaningful use

Connect with CentrEast: Website | REC Contact

Texas: Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center (GCREC) (TX)

The Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center (GCREC) is a program within the University of Texas’ School of Biomedical Informatics. GCREC’s regionally-based consultants are experts in their field with years of experience in project management, vendor selection, workflow redesign, and meaningful use attestation support.

Services

  • Meaningful Use consulting: Stage 1, Stage 2, and audit support
  • Health Information Technology consulting: Project Management, Change Management, Vendor Selection
  • EHR and practice workflow optimization
  • Privacy and Security Risk Analysis and compliance education
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) implementation consulting

Achievements

  • Assisted over 2,200 providers in the state of Texas
  • Achieved 100% of its implementation target
  • Helped bring over $30 million incentive dollars to providers and critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the GCREC area
  • Helped more than 87% of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in the GCREC area
  • Improved the Texas Health IT workforce through curriculum development, education, student practicums, and Health IT workforce consulting

Connect with GCREC: Website | REC Contact

Texas: North Texas REC (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 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.

Services

  • Vendor Selection and Financial Consultation
  • EHR Implementation and Project Management Assistance
  • EHR and Practice Workflow Optimization
  • Meaningful Use Stage 2 Planning and Preparation
  • Privacy and Security Risk Assessment (HIPAA, Texas HB300, other security regulations workflow)
  • Privacy and Security Compliance Education
  • Continued Assistance with Meaningful Use Analysis, Tracking, and Monitoring
  • Health IT education and training
  • Collaboration with State and Local Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)
  • Technical Security Assessment (Network, Hardware, Virus Protection, Encryption, etc.)
  • Ongoing Technical Assistance
  • Piloting Physician Data Analytics in 2014
  • Initiated Texas HHSC Medicaid Specialist Program

Achievements

  • Assisted over 1,500 providers in the northern portion of the state of Texas. 
  • Achieved 109% of its enrollment target (1,636 out of target 1,498)
  • Achieved 100.3% of its implementation target (1,502 out of 1,498)
  • Achieved 61.3% of its attainment of meaningful use (MU) target (918 out of 1,498).
  • Expect to achieve 70-75% of MU target by end of Q4 2013 (with attestations entered in January 2-14).
  • Helped bring over $276 million incentive dollars to providers throughout the state of Texas

Connect with NTREC: Website | REC Contact

Texas: West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (WT-HITREC)

The West Texas Health IT Regional Extension Center (WTxHITREC), a program of the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, focuses on the health information technology needs of health care providers and hospitals in West Texas. The WTxHITREC serves as the federally designated Regional Extension Center for the 108 most-western counties of Texas.

Services

  • Meaningful Use Support
  • Functional Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Support
  • Privacy and Security Best Practices Education
  • Accountable Care Organization Education and Support
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Education and Support

Achievements

  • Assisted over 933 physicians in West Texas, with a 52% success rate of Meaningful Use attestation
  • Assisted over 54 critical access and rural hospitals in West Texas, with a 57% success rate of Meaningful Use attestation.
  • Helped bring over $10 million incentive dollars to health care providers in West Texas
  • Helping more than 69% of FQHCs in West Texas

Connect with WT-HITREC: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Utah: HealthInsight (NV-UT)

HealthInsight, a private, non-profit, community-based organization, operates the Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center for Nevada and Utah, and New Mexico serves its state as a major subcontractor. As the Regional Extension Center for Nevada and Utah, HealthInsight is assisting providers, through hands-on, one-on-one customized assistance, in selecting and effectively using electronic health records to improve patient care.

Services

  • Privacy & Security Consulting & Support
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home Consulting & Support
  • Quality Improvement Using Health IT
  • Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Nevada and HIE integration in all states
  • Care Coordination Training & Support
  • Practice Analytics

Achievements

  • Assisting over 2,040 providers in the states of Nevada and Utah combined.
  • Helped over 850 providers throughout our two states to reach the standards and measures of Meaningful Use
  • Helped bring over $17 million incentive dollars to providers throughout our two states
  • Helping more than 230 providers working in FQHCs, Community Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics throughout our states to reach Meaningful Use
  • Providing consulting to 30 Critical Access and Rural Hospitals in our states to adopt EHRs and reach Meaningful Use

Connect with HealthInsight: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn

Vermont: Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL)

VITL is an independent 501(c)(3) and recipient of both State of Vermont and federal grants. VITL operates the HIE and is the designated Regional Extension Center for the state.

Services

  • EHR adoption and implementation assistance
  • Meaningful Use assessment and criteria achievement support
  • Security Risk Assessments
  • Privacy and Security training
  • Data analysis and standardization
  • Connectivity services – interfaces and information exchange

Achievements

  • Assisted 911 (92% of all) primary care providers in the state with EHR implementation.
  • Aided 452 (46% of all) primary care providers in the state in achieving stage 1 meaningful use.
  • Through VITL services to primary care providers, helped bring $10,770,000 into the state. Nine of fourteen hospitals, eight of which are CAHs, have received approximately $7,530,000 in incentives. The remaining five have attested with incentives in process.
  • Work with 100% of the FQHCs in the state on EHR implementation and/or meaningful use attestation.
  • Conducted over 90 security risk assessments (SRA) and established a Privacy and Security site to meet annual training requirements. Provided SRAs to five critical access hospitals.
  • Established multiple clinical interfaces to the HIE with 13 of 14 hospitals, connecting 396 organizations.

Connect with VITL: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Virginia: Virginia Health Quality Center (VHQC)/Virginia HITREC

As Virginia’s statewide health IT regional extension center, Virginia HITREC’s goal is to help practices attain EHR meaningful use, which may qualify them for Medicare or Medicaid incentives. We offer expert consultation that bridges the clinical and technical; and exclusive resources on topics that include change management and privacy and security. VHIT is led by VHQC, a non-profit, health quality consulting firm established in 1984 that holds Virginia’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization contract.

Services

  • Stage One Meaningful Use
  • Stage Two Meaningful Use Readiness
  • Privacy & Security Consulting
  • Audit and Compliance
  • Workflow Efficiency and Lean Healthcare Consulting

Achievements

  • Consistently has been ranked within the top ten of RECs nationwide
  • Assisting over 2,900 providers in the Commonwealth of Virginia towards the achievement of Meaningful Use; with 100% live on an EHR.
  • Secured an agreement with the Department of Medical Assistance Services to provide to AIU and MU assistance to specialists, dentists, and other eligible providers across the Commonwealth
  • Effectively reached over 80% of eligible providers serving the Medically underserved and rural populations.
  • Consistently been recognized as an ONC Bright Spot for Privacy and Security workflow, and was a winner of the ONC Meaningful Use Squared Challenge: Making Meaningful Use More Meaningful

Connect with Virginia HITREC: Website | Facebook | Twitter | REC Contact

Washington: Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center (WIREC)

The Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center (WIREC) at Qualis Health puts IT to work for practices throughout both states. Whether it’s making sense of data, optimizing workflow, or achieving meaningful use, WIREC makes using technology simple and straight-forward. From small rural practices to large multi-physician networks to state Medicaid agencies, WIREC health IT experts have made technology work for over 4,000 providers and have helped them qualify for more than 54 million in incentive dollars.

Services

  • Meaningful use education and consulting, including readiness assessments, audit preparation, and more
  • Privacy and security education and consulting
  • Workflow optimization
  • EHR selection and implementation optimization
  • Physicians Quality& Reporting System (PQRS) education and gap analysis remediation
  • ICD-10 education and impact analysis

Achievements

  • Assisted more than 4,000 providers in Washington state and Idaho, with 90% of them reaching meaningful use.
  • Brought in more than $54 million incentive dollars to the two states.
  • Established themselves as an authority in the health IT arena through targeted educational opportunities (webinars and workshops) and several well-received White Papers (on EHR Implementation, Standardizing the Problem List in the Ambulatory EHR, and Providing Clinical Summaries to Patients).
  • Worked with a broad range of clients, from small rural practices to large multi-physician networks to state Medicaid agencies.

Connect with WIREC: Website | Facebook | Twitter

West Virginia: West Virginia Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center (WVRHITEC)

The West Virginia Regional Health Information Technology Extension Center (WVRHITEC) is a federally funded regional extension center designed to provide services and support to health centers and medical professionals as they work to implement and use certified health information technology and achieve health improvement outcomes through “meaningful use." The WVRHITEC offers a range of HIT technical and health improvement services to the state’s health care community.

Services

  • Meaningful Use/AIU Assistance
  • EHR Vendor Selection and Implementation Assistance
  • Privacy & Security Consulting
  • PCMH Consulting
  • Practice Coaching/Business Services
  • Education and training on HIT matters and issues

Achievements

  • Assisted nearly 1,600 providers in the state of West Virginia, with a 75% success rate of Meaningful Use attestation to date.
  • Helped bring in $130 million incentive dollars (as of June 2013) to providers throughout the state
  • Helping more than 95% of FQHCs and Rural Health Clinics throughout the state of West Virginia
  • Working collaboratively with the state’s health information exchange project, which so far has resulted in 650 Providers engaging with Direct Messaging to improve provider-to-provider secure communications

Connect with WVRHITEC: Website | Twitter

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Health Information Technology Extension Center (WHITEC)

The Wisconsin Health Information Technology Extension Center (WHITEC), led by MetaStar, a nonprofit quality improvement organization, is the federally designated Regional Extension Center for the state of Wisconsin. WHITEC’s goal is to ensure all health care professionals practicing in Wisconsin are able to achieve meaningful use of electronic health records and improve health care quality and efficiency in their practices.

Services

  • Meaningful Use
  • HIPAA Privacy & Security
  • PCMH
  • EHR Adoption

Achievements

  • Helped bring in over $32 million of incentive payments into Wisconsin
  • Assisted over 1400 eligible professionals to achieve Stage 1 meaningful use
  • Worked with 14 of the 17 community health centers in Wisconsin to earn AIU payments for roughly 150 providers
  • Assisted with over 100 security risk assessments for hospitals and clinics
  • Partnered with the Wisconsin Dept of Health Services and the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN) to host successful annual, statewide health IT events, bringing together providers from different care settings and communities

Connect with WHITEC: Website | Facebook | Twitter