Massachusetts REC First in Nation to Meet Recruitment Goal

May 25, 2011
HealthIT Buzz

May 25, 2011 - Congratulations to the Massachusetts Regional Extension Center, which leads the nation in reaching its recruitment goal. 

The Regional Extension Centers (RECs) are charged with bringing 100,000 providers to “meaningful use” of certified electronic health records (EHRs) by 2012 to 2014. Recruitment, which consists of a provider enrolling with the REC, is the first of three key milestones of the REC program. It is followed by going live with its EHRs (with e-prescribing and quality reporting capabilities) and, ultimately, achievement of meaningful use. Providers who enroll with the REC commit to using REC technical assistance to achieve meaningful use.