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ONC Regional Extension Centers (REC) Program data

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The ONC Regional Extension Centers (REC) Program provides assistance to health care providers to adopt and meaningfully use certified EHR technology. The program, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) or The Recovery Act, provides grants to organizations, Regional Extension Centers, that assist providers directly in the organization's region. There are 62 unique RECs across the United States. This data set provides federal funding granted to each REC, each REC's program goals, and various metrics on the total providers that have signed up with an REC for assistance, gone live on an EHR, and demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. This data set is an artifact of ONC's performance measurement and data analysis during the life of ARRA. RECs continue to assist providers to go live and demonstrate meaningful use of EHRs. See ONC's other REC data to track these metrics at the state and county level.

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Data Field Data Description Additional Information
org_name Organization Name // REC Program grantee name. The grantee is not a federal organization. The organization is a non-profit and/or health organization funded by the federal government to implement the goals and policies of the REC Program.
period Time Period // Time period for the data. The first four digits correspond to the year of the data, and any other digits refer to the month of the data, beginning with "01"/January and ending with "12"/December.
fed_funding Federal Funding // Grant funding ($US). Total federal grant award to organization.
tot_provs_sign_up Total Providers Signed Up // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_pcp_provs_sign_up Total Primary Care Providers Signed Up // Total primary care health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. A health care professional is categorized as primary care if she specializes in one of the following areas: adolescent medicine, pediatrics, family practice, general practice, geriatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, or gynecology. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
pcp_sign_up_goal Primary Care Providers Sign Up Goal // Grantee's individual goal of the number of primary care providers to sign up for assistance.
pct_to_pcp_sign_up_goal Percent to Primary Care Providers Sign Up Goal // Grantee's perfomance to reach goal. The numerator is the total primary care providers signed up with the REC. The denominator is the REC's individual sign up goal.
tot_provs_go_live Total Providers Go Live with EHR // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_pcp_provs_go_live Total Primary Care Providers Go Live with EHR // Total primary care health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. A health care professional is categorized as primary care if she specializes in one of the following areas: adolescent medicine, pediatrics, family practice, general practice, geriatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, or gynecology. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
pcp_go_live_goal Primary Care Providers Go Live Goal // Grantee's individual goal of the number of primary care providers to go live with an EHR.
pct_to_pcp_go_live_goal Percent to Primary Care Providers Go Live Goal // Grantee's perfomance to reach goal. The numerator is the total primary care providers gone live with an EHR. The denominator is the REC's individual go live goal.
tot_provs_mu Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use of EHR // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_pcp_provs_mu Total Primary Care Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use of EHR // Total primary care health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. A health care professional is categorized as primary care if she specializes in one of the following areas: adolescent medicine, pediatrics, family practice, general practice, geriatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics, or gynecology. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
pcp_mu_goal Primary Care Providers Meaningful Use Goal // Grantee's individual goal of the number of primary care providers to demonstrate meaningful use of CEHRT.
pct_to_pcp_mu_goal Percent to Primary Care Providers Meaningful Use Goal // Grantee's perfomance to reach goal. The numerator is the total primary care providers that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. The denominator is the REC's individual meaningful use goal.
tot_provs_sign_up_affil_cah_rural Total Providers Signed Up and Affiliated with Critical Access and Rural Hospitals // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Affiliation with rural primary care hospitals that provide limited outpatient and inpatient hospital services. Critical Access hospitals have no more than 25 inpatient beds, and are located in rural and/or mountainous areas more than 35 miles from the nearest hospital. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_affil_cah_rural Total Providers Live on EHR System and Affiliated with Critical Access and Rural Hospitals // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Affiliation with rural primary care hospitals that provide limited outpatient and inpatient hospital services. Critical Access hospitals have no more than 25 inpatient beds, and are located in rural and/or mountainous areas more than 35 miles from the nearest hospital. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_affil_cah_rural Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use and Affiliated with Critical Access and Rural Hospitals // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Affiliation with rural primary care hospitals that provide limited outpatient and inpatient hospital services. Critical Access hospitals have no more than 25 inpatient beds, and are located in rural and/or mountainous areas more than 35 miles from the nearest hospital. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_affil_chc Total Providers Signed Up and Affiliated with Community Health Centers // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Affiliation with a clinic staffed by general practitioners and nurses that serves medically underserved areas and a patient population of persons who are uninsured, underinsured, low-income or those living in areas where access to primary care is limited. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_affil_chc Total Providers Live on EHR System and Affiliated with Community Health Centers // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Affiliation with a clinic staffed by general practitioners and nurses that serves medically underserved areas and a patient population of persons who are uninsured, underinsured, low-income or those living in areas where access to primary care is limited. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_affil_chc Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use and Affiliated with Community Health Centers // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Affiliation with a clinic staffed by general practitioners and nurses that serves medically underserved areas and a patient population of persons who are uninsured, underinsured, low-income or those living in areas where access to primary care is limited. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_affil_small_prac Total Providers Signed Up and Affiliated with Small Practices // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Affiliation with a practice with 10 or fewer health care providers. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_affil_small_prac Total Providers Live on EHR System and Affiliated with Small Practices // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Affiliation with a practice with 10 or fewer health care providers. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_affil_small_prac Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use and Affiliated with Small Practices // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Affiliation with a practice with 10 or fewer health care providers. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_affil_pub Total Providers Signed Up and Affiliated with Public Hospitals // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Affiliation with a hospital owned by a federal, state or local government and receives government funding. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_affil_pub Total Providers Live on EHR System and Affiliated with Public Hospitals // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Affiliation with a hospital owned by a federal, state or local government and receives government funding. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_affil_pub Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use and Affiliated with Public Hospitals // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Affiliation with a hospital owned by a federal, state or local government and receives government funding. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_affil_under_served Total Providers Signed Up and Affiliated with Underserved Settings // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Affiliation with settings serving high levels of Medicaid and medically-underserved patients. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_affil_under_served Total Providers Live on EHR System and Affiliated with Underserved Settings // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Affiliation with settings serving high levels of Medicaid and medically-underserved patients. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_affil_under_served Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use and Affiliated with Underserved Settings // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Affiliation with settings serving high levels of Medicaid and medically-underserved patients. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_affil_prac_cons Total Providers Signed Up and Affiliated with Practice Consortia // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Affiliation with a group of formerly independent small practices that joined together under a single tax ID to streamline administrative management. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_affil_prac_cons Total Providers Live on EHR System and Affiliated with Practice Consortia // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Affiliation with a group of formerly independent small practices that joined together under a single tax ID to streamline administrative management. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_affil_prac_cons Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use and Affiliated with Practice Consortia // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Affiliation with a group of formerly independent small practices that joined together under a single tax ID to streamline administrative management. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_affil_rhc Total Providers Signed Up and Affiliated with Rural Health Clinics // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Affiliation with clinics receiving reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid with the purpose of increasing access in rural areas that are medically underserved or suffer from a shortage of health professionals. Clinics must be staffed at least 50% of the time with mid-level practitioners, such as nurse practitioners, physician assistance, and certified nurse/midwives. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_affil_rhc Total Providers Live on EHR System and Affiliated with Rural Health Clinics // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Affiliation with clinics receiving reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid with the purpose of increasing access in rural areas that are medically underserved or suffer from a shortage of health professionals. Clinics must be staffed at least 50% of the time with mid-level practitioners, such as nurse practitioners, physician assistance, and certified nurse/midwives. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_affil_rhc Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use and Affiliated with Rural Health Clinics // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Affiliation with clinics receiving reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid with the purpose of increasing access in rural areas that are medically underserved or suffer from a shortage of health professionals. Clinics must be staffed at least 50% of the time with mid-level practitioners, such as nurse practitioners, physician assistance, and certified nurse/midwives. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_micro Total Providers Signed Up from Micropolitan Areas / Small Cities // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers located in a core urban area or small city with more than 10,000, but fewer than 50,000 people. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_micro Total Providers Live on EHR System from Micropolitan Areas / Small Cities // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers located in a core urban area or small city with more than 10,000, but fewer than 50,000 people. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_micro Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use from Micropolitan Areas / Small Cities // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers located in a core urban area or small city with more than 10,000, but fewer than 50,000 people. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_rural Total Providers Signed Up from Rural Areas // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers located outside of a Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA). A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_rural Total Providers Live on EHR System from Rural Areas // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers located outside of a Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA). The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_rural Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use from Rural Areas // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers located outside of a Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA). A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_metro Total Providers Signed Up from Metropolitan Areas / Large Cities // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers located in a core urban area with 50,000 or more people. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_metro Total Providers Live on EHR System from Metropolitan Areas / Large Cities // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers located in a core urban area with 50,000 or more people. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_metro Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use from Metropolitan Areas / Large Cities // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers located in a core urban area with 50,000 or more people. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_other_area Total Providers Signed Up from Other Areas // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers located in a zip code area that could not be matched to a CBSA. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_other_area Total Providers Live on EHR System from Other Areas // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers located in a zip code area that could not be matched to a CBSA. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_other_area Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use from Other Areas // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers located in a zip code area that could not be matched to a CBSA. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_pedia_spec Total Providers Signed Up with Adolescent Medicine and/or Pediatrics Specialties // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers with the health care specialty. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_pedia_spec Total Providers Live on EHR System with Adolescent Medicine and/or Pediatrics Specialties // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers with the health care specialty. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_pedia_spec Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use with Adolescent Medicine and/or Pediatrics Specialties // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers with the health care specialty. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_fam_spec Total Providers Signed Up with Family Practice Specialty // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers with the health care specialty. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_fam_spec Total Providers Live on EHR System with Family Practice Specialty // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers with the health care specialty. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_fam_spec Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use with Family Practice Specialty // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers with the health care specialty. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_gen_spec Total Providers Signed Up with General Practice Specialty // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers with the health care specialty. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_gen_spec Total Providers Live on EHR System with General Practice Specialty // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers with the health care specialty. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_gen_spec Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use with General Practice Specialty // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers with the health care specialty. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_geriatric_spec Total Providers Signed Up with Geriatrics Specialty // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers with the health care specialty. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_geriatric_spec Total Providers Live on EHR System with Geriatrics Specialty // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers with the health care specialty. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_geriatric_spec Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use with Geriatrics Specialty // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers with the health care specialty. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_obgyn_spec Total Providers Signed Up with Gynecology and/or OBGYN Specialties // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers with the health care specialty. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_obgyn_spec Total Providers Live on EHR System with Gynecology and/or OBGYN Specialties // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers with the health care specialty. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_obgyn_spec Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use with Gynecology and/or OBGYN Specialties // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers with the health care specialty. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_int_med_spec Total Providers Signed Up with Internal Medicine Specialty // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers with the health care specialty. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_int_med_spec Total Providers Live on EHR System with Internal Medicine Specialty // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers with the health care specialty. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_int_med_spec Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use with Internal Medicine Specialty // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers with the health care specialty. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.
tot_provs_sign_up_other_spec Total Providers Signed Up with Other Specialty // Total health care professionals signed up to receive assistance from the REC. Providers with a non-primary health care specialty. A sign up does not guarantee the provider will seek REC assistance, but only that she intends to participate.
tot_provs_go_live_other_spec Total Providers Live on EHR System with Other Specialty // Total health care professionals that have gone online with an EHR system. Providers with a non-primary health care specialty. The provider has only adopted or installed an EHR. The provider has not demonstrated meaningful use.
tot_provs_mu_other_spec Total Providers Demonstrated Meaningful Use with Other Specialty // Total health care professionals that have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology. Providers with a non-primary health care specialty. A provider has demonstrated meaningful use of CEHRT if she has attested to at least stage 1 of meaningful use. Meaningful use is a set of clinicial practices and electronic functions conducted with or through an EHR that are the minimum requirements to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. To receive an EHR incentive payment, a provider must attest to the demonstration of meaningful use.

The REC program data is segmented here by program grantee, or by each individual REC organization. Each metric was calculated individually for each grantee. The national program goals for the number of providers signed-up for REC assistance (100,000), go live with an EHR (100,000), and demonstrate meaningful use (100,000) differ from the individual grantee goals. The individual grantee goals add up to more than 100,000. ONC will not update this data set beyond December, 2013. See ONC's other REC data to track these metrics at the state and county level.

Content last reviewed on August 4, 2021
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