Regional Extension Center Information
The HITECH Act of 2009 authorized the establishment of Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers (RECs) to promote physician adoption, implementation and Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
NYeC: REC for all counties in the State of New York, outside of New York City
Founded by health care leaders throughout New York State with support from the New York State Department of Health, as a public-private partnership serving as a focal point for key healthcare stakeholders to build consensus on health information technology (HIT) policy priorities and collaborate on national, state and regional HIT adoption, implementation and optimization initiatives. NYeC has been awarded a cooperative agreement to act at certified Regional Extension Center for all counties in the State of New York outside of New York City.
NYC REACH: REC for New York City
NYC REACH, a collaboration between the NYC Health Department and the Fund for Public Health in New York, helps providers adopt and use Electronic Health Records and new models of patient-centered care to improve population health. As the federally designated Regional Extension Center for New York City, NYC REACH walks providers through all steps of EHR adoption from the vendor selection to tracking improvements in health outcomes.