Regional Extension Centers (REC) were established by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. REC services vary to meet the needs of their provider communities, but generally include education, training, workflow study, certified electronic health record consultation, and more. Some work predominantly with primary care providers, while others incorporate services for Eligible Professionals who provide specialty care. Contact the REC in your area for further information.
Funding was awarded to four institutions in Florida to operate as Regional Extension Centers: South Florida Regional Extension Center, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, PaperFree Florida, and The Center for the Advancement of Health IT.
The purpose of the Regional Centers is to provide education, outreach, and technical assistance, to help providers in their geographic service areas select, successfully implement, and meaningfully use certified EHR technology to improve the quality and value of health care.
For additional information on Florida’s Regional Extension Centers, please contact or visit their websites: