CHITREC Presents the LAUNCH Program

The Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) is proud to announce the creation of LAUNCH, a program designed to support healthcare providers as they strive to reach health IT goals, including EHR adoption and Meaningful Use attestation.

LAUNCH offers comprehensive services and personalized education in assessment and planning, electronic health record (EHR) selection, Meaningful Use education and gap analysis, workflow redesign, incentive program registration and attestation, privacy and security guidance, and other customized services based on your needs.

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CHITREC offers webinars to help you with the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. We provide information on hot topics such as Privacy & Security and Health Information Exchange (HIE) to keep you informed, as well as the basics of attestation. Learn how to prepare for attestation and get a sneak preview of the attestation system with our webinar recordings.

Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Help Desk

Contact us for Attestation, Registration, and Meaningful Use answers.
Monday–Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm


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