eQHealth Solutions is Mississippi’s Regional Extension Center (REC), which helps Mississippi physicians adopt health information technology (HIT). This regional extension center educates physicians and provides them with the technical assistance needed for them to implement electronic health record (EHR) systems to better their practice. Mississippi Regional Extension Center eQHealth Solutions was created under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act’s Health Information Technology Extension Program.
It is a challenging and long process for physicians to select a useful EHR software for their practice because of the vast number of EHR vendors and the complexity of different types of software. However, achieving meaningful use of EHR systems starts with the purchase of certified EHR software. Therefore, the Mississippi Regional Extension Center eQHealth Solutions helps streamline the selection process and aid physicians in the EHR software implementation process. This Regional Extension Center is also supportive of the development and growth of Health Information Exchanges.
Some Regional Extension Centers offer a list of preferred EHR vendors, which are selected from a group of EMR (electronic medical record) companies that are dedicated to the health information technology mission. These preferred EHR vendors offer physicians more meaningful use of EHR software. Additionally, the EHR vendors can offer discounted prices, group prices, and standardized terms and conditions to members of these Regional Extension Centers to help these physicians quickly and smoothly adopt EHR software.
There are no preferred EHR vendors recommended by the Mississippi Regional Extension Center eQHealth Solutions.