New Jersey Health Information Technology Extension Center (NJ-HITEC) was established by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act’s Health Information Technology Extension Program. This Regional Extension Center aids physicians in New Jersey in the adoption of health information technology (HIT). They provide physicians with technical assistance and education on electronic health record (EHR) systems, so these physicians may implement EHR systems and improve their practice.
Purchasing certified EHR software is the initial step towards achieving meaningful use of EHR systems for a physician. However, choosing a suitable EHR software challenging due to the many different EHR vendors that offer complexity of software choices. New Jersey Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center can guide physicians through the EHR software selection and implementation processes, and they are dedicated to the development of Health Information Exchanges.
Some Regional Extension Centers have also chosen to offer a list of preferred EHR vendors, which include a carefully selected group of EMR (electronic medical record) companies that underwent a significant qualification and selection process. These preferred EHR vendors have agreed to a higher base level of functionality and interoperability, enabling more meaningful use of EHR software for physicians. They have also demonstrated a commitment to the development of health information technology. Additionally, the electronic health records vendors offer discounted prices and standardized terms and conditions to facilitate quick and smooth adoption for these Regional Extension Center participants. They may also offer group discounts.
Below is a list of preferred EMR vendors recommended by the New Jersey Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center.