In an editorial I wrote this week for Health Affairs (to be published in the March IT issue), I emphasized the need for Regional Health IT Extension Centers - local support organizations that help doctors install electronic health records and use them to achieve improved quality, efficiency, and continuity of care.
Farzad Mostashari, MD, MSc (Assistant Commissioner, Primary Care Information Project New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) and Micky Tripathi (President and CEO Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative) took the lead in writing a white paper about this important concept.
This very important briefing describes the approach that I believe will ensure the successful rollout of EHRs in the US.
I encourage you to read it!
John Halamka blogs regularly at Life As a Healthcare CIO.