HealthBridge, a not-for-profit health information organization serving the Greater Cincinnati tri-state area, has launched its new Tri-State Regional Extension Center (REC). The Tri-State REC will help physicians and other medical professionals switch from paper records to electronic health records.
The Tri-State REC was founded through a $9.7 million federal grant. The goal of this new initiative is to help more than 1,700 physicians with the switch to electronic health records.
The Tri-State REC will serve southwestern Ohio, northern and northeastern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. HealthBridge has partnered with other health information technology leaders to implement the program, including the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University, Collaborating Communities Health Information Exchange, HealthLINC, Northeast Kentucky Regional Health Information Organization, Health Care Excel and Ohio KePRO as well as a variety of other supporting organizations from across the region.