Regional Extension Centers
Greenway is helping reduce health disparities in underserved communities through health IT
Greenway and Regional Extension Centers
Greenway actively partners with regional extension centers (RECs) to provide health IT solutions that facilitate the meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) in communities across America.
Regional extension centers deliver the outreach, education and technical assistance necessary to help primary care providers improve the quality of care they deliver by meeting or exceeding meaningful use criteria and enabling nationwide health information exchange.
Onsite technical assistance represents a key — and significant — portion of an REC’s activities. The HITECH Act clearly prioritizes access to this technology by historically underserved and other special-needs populations to achieve a reduction in health disparities. Regional extension centers are expected to work with both priority primary care providers who have not yet adopted EHR systems, and with priority primary care providers who have existing EHRs.
Regional extension centers are supporting at least 100,000 primary care providers through participation in non-profit organizations.
A partnership approach
Greenway has been named a preferred provider of healthcare technology solutions by leading RECs such as:
- NYC Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health (NYC REACH)
- The New York eHealth Collaborative Regional Extension Center
- The Iowa Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (HITREC)
- The Alaska eHealth Network (AeHN)
- The Massachusetts e-Health Institute
- The Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (GA-HITREC)
- Pennsylvania’s two Regional Extension Centers
- PA REACH East
- PA REACH West
- Colorado Regional Extension Center (CO-REC)
- Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL)
- South Florida Regional Extension Center (SFREC)