This video does a good job of describing Meaningful Use, the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program and how the four regional extension centers (RECs) in Texas leverage federal grants to subsidize services for physicians that help them select/implement or upgrade an EHR, and then use their EHR to improve quality of care and meet the Meaningful Use requirements.
The four RECs in Texas currently charge primary care physicians only $300 for consulting services valued at $5,000. These services include:
o Select and implement a certified EHR (or upgrade your current EHR to a certified version)
o Optimize your practice workflow,
o Achieve meaningful use,
o Qualify for EHR incentives, and
o Obtain CME credit hours