In another announcement, the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care Inc., a quality improvement organization which is also the regional extension center for the state, has selected eight EHR preferred vendors which offer, among other services, reduced equipment, consulting and software costs and pre-negotiated standard contracts, making it easier and faster for healthcare providers to adopt EHRs and become meaningful users.
The 62 national regional extension centers, which the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has funded, supply local technical assistance to physicians and small practices to help them overcome the hurdles to digitizing their medical records.
Of the selected vendors, six have accepted all the terms of the agreement with the REC. Those vendors include Cerner, eClinicalWorks, e-MDs and SuccessEHS. Two others, NextGen and Sage, have amended selected terms of the agreement.