South Florida Regional Extension Center | EMR Incentives
The South Florida Regional Extension Center (SFREC) was formed under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act’s Health Information Technology Extension Program as part of a nationwide effort to aid physicians in adopting health information technology (HIT). This Regional Extension Center can educate physicians on electronic health record (EHR) systems and help them implement these systems. This will allow physicians to better their practice and the care given to patients.
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 available to them. However, achieving meaningful use of EHR systems starts with the purchase of certified EHR software. Therefore, the South Florida Regional Extension Center was formed to help streamline the selection process and aid physicians in South Florida 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 a Regional Extension Center to help these physicians quickly and smoothly adopt EHR software.
Below is a list of preferred EHR vendors recommended by the South Florida Regional Extension Center:
Optum Insight- Optum Physician EHR