The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology will survey hundreds of small practice physicians, nurses and administrators to access the value of the Regional Extension Center program in helping practices adopt and meaningfully use electronic health records.

“The survey data will be analyzed to determine whether there is an association between REC participation and the use of technical assistance, EHR adoption, and achievement of meaningful use of electronic health records by primary care practices,” according to an ONC notice. “The data also will be used to identify challenges faced by primary care practices when adopting and meaningfully using EHRs.”

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