Regional Extension Center Services

In 2010, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) awarded funding for Regional Extension Centers (RECs) to assist primary care providers in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). In the state of Colorado, the Regional Extension Center is an initiative of seven organizations led by CORHIO. The Colorado Regional Extension Center had a goal of helping 2,295 primary care providers reach Meaningful Use, which was reached in November 2014.

In early 2015 the ONC decided to fund the Colorado Regional Extension Center effort an additional 18 months, through April, 2016. This extension allows CORHIO and its partner organizations to continue helping primary care provider practices and small hospitals with EHR adoption and Meaningful Use.

No-Cost Services for Qualified Healthcare Providers

Primary care providers, including OB-GYNs, pediatricians, rural hospitals, or critical access hospitals (CAHs) that need help selecting or adopting an EHR, or with Meaningful Use stage 1 may be eligible for free assistance from the Colorado Regional Extension Center. The free assistance is only for a limited time, so please contact us as soon as possible to ensure you are able to participate in the REC program. 

Colorado Regional Extension Center Partners

  • ClinicNET
  • Colorado Community Managed Care Network
  • Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC)
  • HealthTeamWorks
  • Physician Health Partners
  • Telligen (formerly Colorado Foundation for Medical Care)
  • Quality Health Network

What our customers are saying:

“On paper, Meaningful Use sounds so overwhelming. As a full-time advanced practice nurse, I thought how will I manage this? But, by working with CORHIO and CFMC (CO-REC’s partner organization) and carefully going over the core objectives for Stage 1, we realized that we were already capturing a lot of the data that is needed for Meaningful Use. The best part was looking at the data and feeling really positive about the quality of care that we’re giving our patients.”

Tricia Lipinski
Family Nurse Practitioner
St. Luke's Medical Center