When faced with a daunting task – like adopting an EHR system – it is important to identify what resources are available to assist you in reaching your ultimate goals. With EHR adoption, a major resource to physicians and hospitals will be the Health Information Technology Extension Program.

The HITECH Act authorized the creation of a Health Information Technology Extension Program that consists of two major entities: Extension Centers and a national Health Information Technology Research Center (HITRC). Of the total federal investment in this program, about $50 million is dedicated to establishing the national HITRC, and $643 million is devoted to the Regional Centers.

Continue reading: Adopting an EMR/EHR System and the HITECH Act: Help is on the way