REC Update – Mid Atlantic

The 60 Regional Extension Centers are located in 9 regional areas. This post is checking in on the Northeast Mid Atlantic region and its nine centers.

DelawareDeleware Regional Extension Center – The Delaware REC has done a good job on their new web site. Sign up for their newsletter to keep up to date on the center. They are also developing a dashboard to help participating practices to track the progress by milestones.

MarylandCRISP (Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients) – The REC has partnered with state-designated Management Services Organizations (MSOs) as the mechanism for achieving widespread adoption and meaningful use of EHRs. Check out upcoming events here.

New JerseyNJ-HITEC– NJ-HITEC’s key participants include New Jersey’s various healthcare systems, healthcare delivery networks, regional HIEs and FQHCs. New Jersey physicians can register and become a member of the REC. Their home page broadcasts the current member total. Check out upcoming news and events here.

New YorkNYeC Regional Extension Center–  This center services all counties in the State of New York outside of New York City. Their Fall EHR Summit has featured day events around New York to educate physicians on EHR adoption. Check out upcoming events here. Also look for their newsletter which they say is coming soon.

New YorkNYC REACH (Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health) – Servicing New York City the NYC REACH offers two kinds of assistance: Adoption Services for providers using paper charts who need to select and implement an EHR, and Meaningful Use curriculum for all providers who want to learn how to use their EHR to qualify for federal incentive payments. Check out their services and pricing. Check out news and upcoming events here.

PennsylvaniaPA REACH-East (Regional Extension & Assistance Center for HIT) and PA REACH-West are operated by Quality Insights of Pennsylvania. Over the next two years, the East and West PA REACH’s goal are to help approximately 8,700 primary care providers and community-based health centers choose and meaningfully use electronic medical records. Assistance will be direct, individualized and on site. A small subscription fee may apply for participating providers. Follow East and West on Twitter. Also, check out local news and events for East and West.

VirginiaVirginia HIT REC– The center is prioritizing services to physicians, obstetricians and gynecologists, internists and pediatricians who treat patients in any of the following settings:  Primary care practices with 10 or fewer prescribing practitioners; Outpatient clinics associated with public and non-profit Critical Access Hospitals; Community Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics; Other settings where care is delivered to predominantly uninsured, underinsured, and medically underserved populations. Follow them on Twitter. Check out news and upcoming events here.

West VirginiaWV – RHITEC – The WVRHITEC will offer services/support (education, outreach, guidance) to all health care providers in West Virginia — whether or not they have adopted electronic health record systems. Technical services will be available and offered at subsidized rates to certain providers. Check out news and upcoming events here.