The Illinois Health Information Technology Extension Center Collaborative (IL-HITEC) is a broad based, state-wide consortium working together to provide services throughout the State of Illinois as described in the Health Information Technology Extension Program through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Following the guidelines of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the I-HITEC will provide education, outreach, and technical assistance to providers in selecting, implementing, and achieving meaningful use of certified EHR technology to improve the quality and value of health care. The coverage area includes the state of Illinois excluding Chicago 606** zip codes. IL-HITEC plans on cooperating with the HITEC serving zip codes in 606** to assure consistency throughout the state.
NIU to lead move to electronic medical records Northern Illinois University�s Division of Administration and University Outreach has received a grant for slightly more than $7.5 million, spread over two years, from the Department of Health and Human Services to create a Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center.
Organizations involved in IL-HITEC have a longstanding history of collaborations and partnerships toward addressing issues in health and electronic health records and involvement in early adoption of EHR, assistance with implementation, as well as state and national involvement in the development of ongoing standards and use. Members of IL-HITEC are leading Health Information Exchange (HIE) planning efforts, funded by the Illinois Department of Health Care and Family Services, in 9 of the 16 Medical Trading Areas in the state of Illinois. Additionally, IL-HITEC has secured the commitment of the Illinois Academy of Family Practitioners and the Illinois State Medical Society to garner participation with priority primary care providers and has received similar commitments from small and large physician groups, hospitals, community health centers, and other related organizations.
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