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Colorado REC Signs up Providers at Record Pace

October 19, 2010
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With its 800th provider letter of agreement signed, the Denver-based Colorado Regional Extension Center (CO-REC) announced that it is one-third of its way to reaching its goal of signing-up a total of 2,295 primary care providers to receive support implementing and effectively using Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

CO-REC is an initiative of seven organizations led by CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. CO-REC reached the 800-provider milestone in less than three months time. This exceeded the organization’s goal to sign-up 600 providers in six months.

The CO-REC initiative goes beyond helping primary care providers implement certified EHR technology, it also provides in-depth guidance on how to optimize office processes to maximize the benefits of electronic systems and improve the quality of patient care. The CO-REC initiative additionally helps providers meet federal guidelines that help them qualify for federal ‘Meaningful Use’ reimbursements up to $63,750 each.



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