Delaware REC First in Nation to Help 1,000 PCPs Achieve MU1

A regional extension center in Delaware has become the first of the nation's 62 RECs to help 1,000 primary care providers attest to meaningful use stage 1.

Quality Insights of Delaware-Regional Extension Center in Wilmington has been helping providers in the state adopt and use the latest health technology since 2010. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT funds RECs across the country to help providers implement electronic health record systems and achieve meaningful use.

"The Delaware state motto of 'the First State' is fitting also for the Delaware REC, which is the first state to reach their goal of bringing primary care providers, often in small and underserved practices, to meaningful use," said Kimberly Lynch, ONC's REC programs director, in a news release. 

"Delaware's goal was 1,000 providers, and as of today 1,016 have demonstrated meaningful use in partnership with the REC. We look forward to the next chapter as the Delaware REC supports physicians, nurses and other providers as they leverage meaningful use and continue transforming their practices to improve patient care," she said.

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