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List of regional extension centers in the U.S.

The HITECH Act's Health Information Technology Extension Program funded the creation of 62 regional extension

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centers (RECs). These organizations, which collectively received $642 million, have been given the task of providing educational and technical resources to health care providers as they adopt health IT in an effort to achieve meaningful use. 

In addition, many but not all of the regional extension centers plan to name preferred electronic health record (EHR) vendors. Finally, though the RECs will show small and midsized providers how to implement EHR systems, they will not complete the installations themselves.

The table below lists contact information for regional extension centers across the country, including the U.S. territories. The map is divided into regions as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

New England
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State
REC Name
Contact Information
CT eHealthConnecticut 1111 Cromwell Ave, Suite 201, Rocky Hill, CT , 06067
(860) 240-5617
MA Massachusetts eHealth Institute Regional Extension Center (a division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative) 75 North Drive, Westborough, MA , 01581
(508) 870-0312
ME HealthInfoNet 125 Presumpscot Street, Box 8, Portland, Maine 04103
(207) 541-9250
NH Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451-1411
(781) 434-7910
RI RI Regional Extension Center (a service of the Rhode Island Quality Institute) 275 Promenade Street, Suite 225, Mail Stop 3, Providence, RI, 02908
(401) 276-9141
VT Vermont Information Technology Leaders 144 Main Street Suite 1, Montpelier, VT, 05602
(802) 223-4100
Mid-Atlantic
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State
REC Name
Contact Information
NJ New Jersey Regional Extension Center 211 Warren Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102
info@njhitec.org
NY NYC REACH (Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health) 161 William St., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10038
(212) 788-5711
NY New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) 220 Church Street , 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10013
PA Pennsylvania Regional Extension and Assistance Center for HIT (REACH), East and West (a division of Quality Insights of Pennsylvania) Central region: 2601 Market Place Street, Suite 320, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Eastern region: 630 Freedom Business Center, Suite 116, King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Western region: Penn Center West, Building II, Suite 220, Pittsburgh, PA 15276
(877) 346-6180
East North Central
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State
REC Name
Contact Information
IL Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center Northern Illinois University, Regional Development Institute, 301 Lowden Hall, DeKalb, IL, 60115
IL Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center 750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 9th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60611
(312) 503-2986
IN I-HITEC (established by Purdue University) Purdue University, 1435 Win Hentschel Blvd., Suite 215, West Lafayette, IN 47906-4158
(765) 496-1911
MI Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption M-CEITA, Altarum Institute, 3520 Green Court, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(888) 642-4347
OH Greater Cincinnati Health Bridge Inc. 11300 Cornell Park Drive, Suite 360, Cincinnati, OH, 45242
(513) 469-7222 ext. 4
OH Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP) 3455 Mill Run Drive, Suite 315, Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 664-2600
WI Wisconsin Health Information Technology Center MetaStar, 2909 Landmark Place, Madison, WI, 53713
(608) 729-2700
West North Central
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State
REC Name
Contact Information
IA Iowa Foundation for Medical Care (IFMC) 1776 West Lakes Parkway, West Des Moines, IA, 50266
(800) 373-2964
KS Kansas Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. (KFMC) 2947 SW Wanamaker Drive, Topeka, KS, 66614-4193
(785) 273-2552
MN Regional Extension Assistance Center for Health Information Technology (REACH) Key Health Alliance, c/o Stratis Health, 2901 Metro Drive, Suite 400, Bloomington, MN, 55425
(877) 331-8783 ext. 222
MO Missouri HIT Assistance Center 310 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211
(573) 882-7560
NE Wide River Technology Extension Center 1230 O Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, NE, 68508
(402) 476-1700
SD HealthPOINT (a Dakota State University IT initiative) 820 North Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-5555
South Atlantic
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State
REC Name
Contact Information
DC District of Columbia Primary Care Association (DCPCA) 1411 K Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005
(202) 638-0252
DC National Indian Health Board  926 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC, 20003
(202) 507-4070
DE Quality Insights of Delaware, Inc. 3411 Silverside Road, Baynard Building, Suite 100, Wilmington, DE, 19810
(302) 478-3600
FL The Center for the Advancement of Health IT (AHIT), a regional extension center serving northern and rural Florida (a service provided by Community Health Centers Alliance) 140 Fountain Parkway Suite 210, St. Petersburg, FL, 33716
(727) 573-2422
FL South Florida Regional Extension Center 9064 NW 13 Terrace, Miami, FL, 33172
(305) 471-8710
FL University of Central Florida Central Florida Health Information Technology Initiative (CFHITI), 10151 University Blvd., #281, Orlando, FL 32817
(407) 266-1307
FL University of South Florida 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33612
clesko@health.usf.edu
GA Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (GA-HITREC) (an affiliate of Morehouse School of Medicine) 720 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30310
(404) 756-8960
MD Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) Regional Extension Center 5525 Research Park Drive, Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 402-9211
NC North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC) (a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 3200 Chapel Hill/Nelson Blvd., Cape Fear Building, Suite 200, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(919) 558-9258
SC Center for Information Technology Implementation Assistance (CITIA) (established and directed by Health Sciences South Carolina) 901 Sumter Street, Suite 511, Columbia, SC, 29208
(803) 576-5901
VA Virginia Health Quality Center (VHQC) 9830 Mayland Drive, Suite J, Richmond, VA, 23233
(804) 289-5320
WV West Virginia Health Improvement Institute P.O. Box 1782, Charleston, WV 25326
(301) 529-7858
East South Central
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State
REC Name
Contact Information
AL Alabama Regional Extension Center 307 University Boulevard, TRP III Suite 1100, Mobile, AL, 36688
(251) 414-8170
KY Kentucky Regional Extension Center (housed at the University of Kentucky) University of Kentucky Research Foundation, 109 Kinkead Hall, Lexington, KY, 40536
(859) 257-9420
TN Tennessee HIT Regional Extension Center (tnREC) QSource, 3175 Lenox Park Blvd. Suite 309, Memphis, TN, 38115
(800) 528-2655
West South Central
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State
REC Name
Contact Information
AR HITArkansas (a division of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care) Attention: Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, 401 West Capitol Ave, Suite 410, Little Rock, AR, 72201
(501) 212-8616
LA Louisiana Health Information Technology (LHIT) Resource Center (a division of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum) Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, 8550 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 500, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
(225) 334-9299
MS Mississippi Regional Extension Center (operated by eQHealth Solutions) 8591 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 270, Baton Rouge, LA, 70809
(888) 557-1926
OK Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality 14000 Quail Springs Parkway, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, OK, 73134
(405) 302-3238
TX North Texas Regional Extension Center 250 Decker Drive, Irving, TX, 75062
(972) 719-4900
TX CentrEast Regional Extension Center 400 Harvey Metro Centre, 3833 Texas Avenue, Suite 150, Bryan, Texas 77802
(979) 862-5001
TX Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center (coordinated by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) 7000 Fannin, Suite UCT 600, Houston, TX 77030
(713) 500-3657
TX Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 3601 4th Street, MS 6271, Lubbock, TX, 79430
(806) 743-4569
Mountain
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State
REC Name
Contact Information
AZ Arizona Health-e Connection 810 W. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85013
(602) 288-5130
CO Colorado Regional Extension Center (CORHIO) 3773 Cherry Creek N. Dr., Suite 615, Denver, CO 80209
(720) 285-3200
ID Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center (WIREC) Qualis Health, PO Box 33400, Seattle, WA 98133-0400
(206) 364-9700
MT Health Technology Services (a division of Mountain-Pacific Quality Health) 3404 Cooney Drive, Helena, MT, 59602
(406) 457-5888
NM New Mexico Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (in collaboration with LCF Research) LCF Research, 2309 Renard Place SE, Suite #103, Albuquerque, NM, 87106-4264
(505) 938-9900
UT Health Insight 348 East 4500 South, Suite #300 Salt Lake City, UT, 84107
(800) 483-0932
Pacific
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State
REC Name
Contact Information
AK Alaska eHealth Network PMB 1143, 2440 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK, 99507
(907) 729-3934
CA California Health Information Partnership & Services Organization (CalHIPSO) 1231 I Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA, 95814
(510) 285-5723
CA CalOptima Foundation 1120 West La Veta Avenue, Suite 200, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 246-8500
CA HITEC-LA 555 West 5th Street, 29th Floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90013
(213) 694-1250
HI Hawai'i Pacific REC (a program of the Hawai'i Health Information Exchange) 345 Queen Street, Suite 601, Honolulu, HI, 96813
(808) 791-7830
OR O-HITECH 707 SW Washington Street, Suite 1200, Portland, OR, 97205
(503) 943-2617
WA Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center (WIREC) Qualis Health, PO Box 33400, Seattle, WA 98133-0400
(206) 364-9700
US Territories
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State
REC Name
Contact Information
PR Ponce School of Medicine Regional Extension Center 388 Zona Industrial Reparada 2, Ponce, PR, 00716
(787) 840-2575

 

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This tip was updated on January 19, 2011 to reflect changes in REC names and website addresses.

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This was first published in August 2010

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