Tri-State Regional Extension Center (REC)

Providing start-to-finish support as you implement and use electronic health records.

We provide complete and unbiased support for your medical practice to implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) effectively – from start to finish. Think of us as your trusted advisor – a bridge that connects you to all the local, state and federal information you need to implement an EHR, meet meaningful use requirements, exchange patient information securely and qualify for incentive payments.

We’re dedicated to serving providers and practices in southwestern Ohio, northeastern Kentucky and south-central Indiana, providing guidance and support to help you achieve your goals with minimum disruption and maximum benefit for you and your patients.

The Tri-State Regional Extension Center helps practices and hospitals qualify for incentive payments for meaningful use.

Each eligible health care professional may qualify for up to $44,000 for Medicare or up to $63,750 for Medicaid incentives over the next few years for meeting meaningful use of health information technology. Eligible hospitals can receive up to several million dollars in EHR incentives. 

HealthBridge and its partners – CCHIE, HealthLINC, NeKY RHIO and the University of Kentucky – were awarded a federal grant in 2010 to establish a Tri-State Regional Extension Center (REC) for Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana.

The Tri-State REC will help you:
  • Implement an EHR
  • Ensure the EHR is set up to exchange information with other electronic systems
  • Estimate the financial impact on practices of technology use
  • Improve practice workflow and patient care
The Tri-State REC provides:
  • Resources on EHR implementation and Meaningful Use
  • Basic education to health care providers about health information technology, EHRs, HIE and meaningful use of technology.
  • Group purchased EHRs and technology solutions
  • Group purchased EHR options at discounted rates for practices. We can also help providers get connectivity for health information exchange.
  • EHR Implementation Consulting
  • Assistance to practices and health centers for planning, purchasing and implementing an EHR. We offer a variety of tools and methods to make EHR and HIE implementation easier.
  • Quality improvement and collaboration  
  • Coaching, peer networking and collaboration related to quality improvement, practice redesign assistance and supplemental HIE services that practices need to meet meaningful use.  

For more information about Tri-State REC, contact us at:

(513) 469-7222, option 3
Or visit our Tri-State REC website.