REC Enablement Center

Allscripts, as a leader of the Health Information Technology industry, is fully committed to expand the utilization of Electronic Health Records (EHRs), as they result in high-level benefits for both the patient and provider. More than180,000 physicians across the country currently use Allscripts software to improve the health of their patients and their practices’ bottom line. Allscripts relationship with Regional Extension Centers (RECs) aims to further the adoption of EHRs around the country, with the goal of helping physicians deliver best-in-class patient safety, clinical outcomes and financial results while meeting the criteria of “Meaningful Use” and capturing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) incentives.

The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act provides financial incentives to physicians and other healthcare stakeholders to adopt EHRs. It presents an unparalleled opportunity for the healthcare industry to modernize itself for greater efficiency, quality and cost containment. A core requirement of the Act is to demonstrate Meaningful Use. This means that understanding the criteria and process is critical, as is selecting the right technology partner. Allscripts – with our products, services and educational efforts – is that partner. The Allscripts collaboration with RECs specifically focuses on guiding and supporting providers as they work to understand and meet MU criteria.

Allscripts realizes that purchasing EHR software is only the first step on the path to Meaningful Use, and is therefore committed to providing extensive implementation and support to Allscripts clients as they work to meet MU benchmarks. While there are numerous business models employed by the RECs, they can contribute to the successful achievement of Meaningful Use by their provider members in the following ways:

  1. Education on Meaningful use
  2. EHR System Selection
  3. Implementation assistance
  4. Supplemental System Training
  5. Contracting
  6. Meaningful Use Events and Webinars
  7. Meaningful Use Guidance from Discovery to Self-Attestation


To begin your path to Meaningful Use, learn more about Allscripts Solutions. If you would like to speak with an Allscripts Solutions Consultant to schedule a Demonstration, request additional materials, or learn more about our Solutions please fill out the Contact Us page.

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