Physicians in Delaware are aided by Quality Insights of Delaware Regional Extension Center in the adoption of health information technology (HIT). Specifically, this regional extension center educates physicians and provides them with the technical assistance needed to implement electronic health record (EHR) systems in their practice. Quality Insights of Delaware Regional Extension Center was created under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act’s Health Information Technology Extension Program.
Achieving meaningful use of EHR systems starts with the purchase of certified EHR software, however, it is confusing and time-consuming for physicians to select a suitable EHR software. This is due to the vast amount of EHR vendors and the complexity of choices available. Delaware’s Regional Extension Center can streamline the selection process and aid in the EHR software implementation process for physicians. This center is also dedicated to the broader long-term goal of supporting the development of Health Information Exchanges.
A list of preferred EHR vendors is offered by some Regional Extension Centers. These preferred EHR vendors include a carefully selected group of EMR (electronic medical record) companies that are commitment to the health information technology mission.The selected EHR vendors offer practices more meaningful use of EHR software through a higher base level of functionality and interoperability. Additionally, the electronic health records vendors can offer discounted prices and group prices, as well as standardized terms and conditions to facilitate quick and smooth adoption for these Regional Extension Center participants.
Quality Insights of Delaware Regional Extension Center does not recommend any preferred EHR vendors.