The Arizona Regional Extension Center (REC) program is a collaboration of the following three organizations:
Arizona, Health-e Connection (AzHeC): AzHeC is a statewide non-profit charged with leading Arizona’s establishment of health IT. AzHeC has been widely recognized for its collaborative work in moving Arizona’s health IT efforts forward through strategic communication and coordination among multiple stakeholders. AzHeC was awarded one of 62 grants distributed nationwide by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to form the state’s REC program.
Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG): HSAG is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Arizona, Florida and California. HSAG has a strong record of delivering reliable and accurate information to assist health care providers with the resources to achieve positive change in evidence-based health care processes and outcomes. HSAG serves as the primary technical assistance provider to REC members.
Arizona State University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics (ASU-BMI): ASU-BMI is a leader in health IT education, offering graduate education programs. ASU-BMI also plays a major role in the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix student education. ASU-BMI leads the REC in its educational efforts, including creating online education modules that complement the technical assistance services REC members receive and offering internships to help develop the Health IT workforce in Arizona.