Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center

Bringing Chicago Together Through Health IT

Collaboration | Trust | Leadership | Service | Community

CHITREC is part of a national effort to provide individualized technical assistance to primary care providers (PCPs) in Chicago to become meaningful users of electronic health records (EHRs). In particular, we focus on PCPs who provide care for the uninsured, underinsured and medically underserved.

At CHITREC we are passionate that meaningful use of EHRs will be a transformative force to improve the quality, safety and value of health care for all Chicagoans.

We provide education and training in the following areas:

  • Clinical Quality Measures
  • Workflow Analysis and Redesign
  • EHR Implementation & Selection
  • Chart Abstraction & Preloading planning
  • E-prescribing Implementation
  • Post-implementation Assessment & Optimization
  • Meaningful Use Gap Analysis and Achievement
  • Patient Engagement


Receive incentives for going electronic!

CHITREC has already partnered with more than 1,400 providers, many of whom qualify for large incentive payments from the government. We have a goal to reach 1,486 doctors in Chicago by February 2012.