Wide River Technology Extension Center of Nebraska is a Regional Extension Center created under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act’s Health Information Technology Extension Program. It aids physicians in Nebraska with the adoption of health information technology (HIT). Specifically, the purpose of this Regional Extension Center is to provide physicians with the education and technical assistance necessary to improve their quality of care through exceeding meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) systems.
The purchase of certified EHR software is a daunting first step needed to start achieving meaningful use health information technology. The sheer number of vendors and the complexity of choices available make choosing a suitable EHR software difficult. The Nebraska Wide River Technology Regional Extension Center can play a crucial role in guiding physicians through the selection process and the implementation process of EHR software. This Regional Extension Center is also dedicated to the broader long-term goal of supporting Health Information Exchanges development.
Some Regional Extension Centers offer a prequalified or selected list of EHR vendors (also known as preferred EHR vendors), which were selected from a group of EMR (electronic medical record) companies have demonstrated a commitment to the health information technology mission. Tee EHR vendors chosen after this selection process offer greater functionality and interoperability that enables practices to achieve meaningful use of EMR and best participation in the Health Information Exchange. Additionally, these EHR vendors offer discounted prices and standardized terms and conditions, facilitating quick and smooth adoption of EHR software for these Regional Extension Center participants.
There are no preferred EHR vendors recommended by Wide River Technology Regional Extension Center of Nebraska.