The HITECH Act authorizes a Health Information Technology Extension Program. The extension program consists of Regional Extension Centers and a national Health Information Technology Research Center (HITRC). This funding opportunity announcement seeks applications from qualified entities to serve as regional centers within the extension program.
The regional centers will offer technical assistance, guidance, and information on best practices to support and accelerate health care providers’ efforts to become meaningful users of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). The extension program will establish an estimated 70 (or more) regional centers, each serving a defined geographic area. The regional centers will support at least 100,000 primary care providers, through participating non-profit organizations, in achieving meaningful use of EHRs and enabling nationwide health information exchange.
The Extension Program will also establish a HITRC, funded separately, to gather relevant information on effective practices and help the regional centers collaborate with one another and with relevant stakeholders to identify and share best practices in EHR adoption, effective use, and provider support.
Alaska eHealth Network, Anchorage, Alaska
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala.
Arkansas Foundation For Medical Care
Arizona Health-e Connection, Phoenix, Ariz.
Northern California Regional Extension Center
Southern California Regional Extension Center
Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Calif.
eHealthConnecticut, Inc., Rocky Hill, Conn.
District of Columbia Primary Care Association
Quality Insights of Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, Del.
Health Choice Network, Inc.,Florida
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
Community Health Centers Alliance, Inc, St. Petersburg, Fla.
University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.
Morehouse School of Medicine, Inc., Georgia
Hawaii Health Information Exchange, Honolulu, Hawaii
HI, Pacific Territories
Northern Illinois University
Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Inc.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, Baton Rouge, La.
Massachusetts Technology Park Cooperation
Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients, Baltimore, Md.
HealthInfoNet, Manchester, Maine
Altarum Institute, Michigan
Key Health Alliance (Stratis Health), Minnesota â€“ North Dakota
The Curators of the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
eQHealth Solutions, Inc , Baton Rouge, La.
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation, Helena, Mont.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
CIMRO of Nebraska
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, N.J.
Lovelace Clinic, New Mexico
Fund for Public Health New York
New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)
Greater Cincinnati HealthBridge (Ohio-Kentucky)
Ohio Health Information Partnership
Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Inc.
OCHIN Inc. (Primary), Oregon
Quality Insights of Pennsylvania Inc. (Eastern), King of Prussia, Pa.
Quality Insights of Pennsylvania Inc. (Western), King of Prussia, Pa.
Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico
Rhode Island Quality Institute
South Carolina Research Foundation, Columbia, S.C.
Dakota State University, Madison, S.D.
The TAMUS Health Science Center Research Foundation. College Station, Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas
Dallas- Fort Worth Hospital Council Education and Research Foundation, Irving, Texas
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock, Texas
National Indian Health Board, District of Columbia
VHQC and the Center for Innovative Technology, for The Virginia Consortium