Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Inc. assists physicians in the adoption of health information technology (HIT). Specifically, Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Inc. educates and provides physicians with the technical assistance necessary to improve their quality of care through the implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems.This Regional Extension Center was created under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act’s Health Information Technology Extension Program.
For a physician, the purchase of certified EHR software is the first step toward achieving meaningful use of EHR systems. However, it is daunting and time-consuming choosing a suitable EHR software. This is due to the vast amount of EHR vendors and the complexity of choices available. The Quality Insights of Pennsylvania, Inc. can guide physicians through the selection process and aid in the implementation process for the EHR software. The Quality Insights of Pennsylvanian Inc. is also dedicated to the broader long-term goal of supporting the development of Health Information Exchanges.
A list of prequalified or selected EHR vendors (also known as preferred EHR vendors) is offered by some Regional Extension Centers. These EHR vendors include a select group of EMR (electronic medical record) companies that qualified after a selection process that verified their commitment to Pennsylvania’s health information technology mission.The selected EHR vendors offer practices more meaningful use of EHR through a higher base level of functionality and interoperability. Additionally, the electronic health records vendors may have group discounts, discounted prices, and standardized terms and conditions to facilitate quick and smooth adoption for these Regional Extension Center participants.