David Blumenthal, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology, today announced selection of the final Regional Extension Centers (RECs), completing a national system of 62 organizations that will help physicians, clinics and hospitals to move from paper-based medical records to electronic health records (EHR).
Two new awardees were named to cover Orange County, Calif., and the state of New Hampshire. In addition, service areas were expanded for two already-named Florida RECs, completing RECs coverage of all areas of the country.
New awardees announced today, with award amounts covering two years, are:
- CalOptima Foundation covering Orange County, Calif. ($4,662,426)
- Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative covering the state of New Hampshire ($5,105,495).
In addition, expanded coverage areas were announced for two Florida REC organizations: Community Health Centers Alliances will cover additional areas in Glades and Hendry counties, and Health Choice Network of Florida will cover additional areas in Indian River, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee counties.