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North Carolina REC Meets First Target

As of November 8, 2011, the North Carolina AHEC Regional Extension Center has enrolled 3,620 providers and that number continues to rise. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology target for the NC AHEC REC was 3,465 providers.

Nationally, the RECs also achieved an early milestone -- gaining commitments from 100,000 primary care providers. "This is an enormous milestone for America's healthcare providers," said Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, national coordinator for health information technology. "EHR-enabled providers are taking the first steps in transforming health care in the US, enhancing the safety and quality of care for patients. We would not have been able to accomplish this without the hard work of regional extension centers across the country."

Locations of current North Carolina providers working with the NC AHEC REC across the state are shown in the map below.

NC AHEC REC practice locations