Purdue Regional Extension Center (PurdueREC)

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CONTACT

Randy Hountz
Randy Hountz
MBA
PHA Director and GLPTN Indiana Program Director
765-494-0766
rhountz@purdue.edu

MILESTONE 1

  • 2,937 providers, which exceeded goal of 2,200 providers.
  • 30 CAHs, which exceeded PurdueREC goal.

MILESTONE 2

  • 2,686 providers, which exceeded goal of 2,200 providers.
  • 30 CAHs, which exceeded PurdueREC goal.

MILESTONE 3

  • 2,201 providers, which stands at 100% of the goal. We anticipate additional providers to reach Stage 1 MU in 2015.
  • 28 CAHs, which stands at 93% of the goal.
PPCPs that met MU

ABOUT THE REC COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT PROGRAM

Enrollment Status:  Full/closed

For information on additional, no-cost services now offered by Purdue Healthcare Advisors to assist providers with Meaningful Use Attestation, visit the Medicaid Meaningful Use Assistance Program.

PURDUE REGIONAL EXTENSION CENTER (PurdueREC)

The Purdue Regional Extension Center (PurdueREC) was one of 62 Regional Extension Centers nationwide chosen by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to implement the Health IT Regional Extension Center (REC) Cooperative Agreement Program authorized by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

From 2010-2105, the REC Program provided information, guidance, and technical assistance to program-eligible health care providers — defined as physicians and other healthcare professionals with prescribing privileges — to support and accelerate their efforts to become meaningful users of electronic health records (EHR) systems. The PurdueREC was honored to:

  • serve the majority of eligible providers in the State of Indiana.
  • help providers navigate the EHR adoption process from vendor selection and workflow analysis to implementation and Meaningful Use.
  • guide 2,200 eligible providers (more than 25% of the state's primary care providers) to Meaningful Use compliance.
  • guide 25 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and 5 rural hospitals to Meaningful Use compliance.
  • help more than 89% of Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs) throughout the state of Indiana.

PurdueREC OUTCOMES

Three milestones mark the progress of healthcare providers along the Stage 1 Meaningful Use compliance timeline. Providers reach Milestone 1 when they enroll in the program; Milestone 2 when they implement EHR eRx and Quality Reporting; and Milestone 3 when they successfully attest to Meaningful Use by demonstrating that their EHR usage meets specific thresholds for key objectives. To date:

  • 98% of PurdueREC-registered providers have achieved Stage 1 Meaningful Use.
  • All of PurdueREC's rural and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) have implemented an EHR, and 83% have achieved the Meaningful Use standard.
  • PurdueREC-registered providers have secured more than $138 million in payments from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment Plan (through 12/31/2014). Total incentive payments to PurdueREC clients anticipated to exceed $230 million.
  • PurdueREC has been recognized nationally for excellence with regard to grant sustainability efforts — most notably around the areas of HealthIT privacy and security.  
  • PurdueREC is starting to apply EHR and quality systems knowledge to Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) projects.

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