The Oregon Health Information Technology Extension Center will offer more than 50 online courses addressing the challenges of meeting electronic health records meaningful use criteria.

The center, known as O-HITEC, is one of 62 regional extension centers across the nation established to assist primary care providers and certain hospitals in achieving meaningful use. O-HITEC will co-develop content for the courses with BridgeFront, a Vancouver, Wash.-based vendor of online curricula for health care, government, business and education organizations.

Under federal funding, O-HITEC is expected to help more than 3,000 providers adopt EHR systems. More information is available at and

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