CHITREC is here to help.
The Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) is a collaboration between Northwestern University the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services and more than 40 local and national partners focused on HIT adoption and use within the city of Chicago.
CHITREC primarily serves the 606xx zip code region in Chicago and provides a range of services to providers interested in achieving Meaningful Use of electronic health records (EHR). As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Office of National Coordinator for HIT provided funding in 2009 for the regional extension center, with most of the funds allocated for direct assistance to primary care providers.
In 2013, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services contracted with CHITREC to provide education and outreach for the Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. As part of the grant, we are staffing a help desk to assist providers with all types of questions about the program. Technical issues can be directed to HFS at firstname.lastname@example.org.