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Regional Extension Center

Regional Extension Center

Regional extension centers (RECs) were created as a result of Health Information Technology Extension Program which was authorized by the HITECH Act. The purpose of a REC is to offer technical assistance, guidance, and information to help health care providers become meaningful users of EHRs. There are currently 62 RECs throughout the United States and each REC has a defined service area. Although RECs have placed a priority on delivering services to primary care practices, these centers will provide assistance to specialty practices but fees might vary by REC. Please contact the REC in your area for availability and pricing. Click on the REC listing link below for a listing of the current RECs, please view State by State RECs.