The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) helps New York 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 practive. New York eHealth Collaborative Regional Extension Center was created under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act’s Health Information Technology Extension Program.
It is a daunting 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, so New York eHealth Collaborative Regional Extension Center can help streamline the selection process and aid physicians in the EHR software implementation process. This Regional Extension Center is also supportive of the development of Health Information Exchanges.
A list of carefully selected EHR vendors is offered by some Regional Extension Centers. These selected EHR vendors (also known as preferred EHR vendors) are selected from a group of EMR (electronic medical record) companies that are commitment to the health information technology mission.The preferred EHR vendors offer practices more meaningful use of EHR software through more functionality and interoperability. Additionally, the electronic health records vendors can offer discounted and group prices, and standardized terms and conditions to to these Regional Extension Center participants to help them quickly and smoothly adopt EHR software.
The list below are preferred EHR vendors selected by the New York eHealth Collaborative Regional Extension Center:
Allscripts – MyWay
Allscripts – Enterprise
Allscripts – Professional
GE Healthcare- Centricity EMR
Ingenix (Now Optum)
Medical Communication Systems – iPatientCare
McKesson – Practice Partner
McKesson – Horizon Ambulatory Care
MedPlus – Care360
STI Computer Services – ChartMaker
Greenway – Prime Suite