New York eHealth Collaborative REC: 1,000 Healthcare Providers Reach Meaningful Use

The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) Regional Extension Center (REC) has become the first and currently only REC in the nation to certify more than 1,000 providers for the federally defined Meaningful Use, which qualifies them for reimbursements.

“It’s a great feeling to have helped so many providers achieve real results from using electronic medical records, which is what the term ‘Meaningful Use’ is all about,” said Paul Wilder, director of the NYeC REC. “The business partnerships we’ve developed with the local organizations around the state, including many Regional Health Information Organizations, have been an important part of our success as a REC. New York State has made some pioneering investments in health IT and we’ve been able to build upon that.”

The federal REC program provides educational and support services to help mainly primary care providers and small practices-for whom the transition can be most challenging-adopt health IT.

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