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Learn about the latest activities and opportunities at the Arizona Regional Extension Center (REC) by browsing through the following publications and resources.

REC Alerts
REC Alerts are sent to share time sensitive content to REC members, health care providers and other interested stakeholders.

2013 

April 11- The Effect of Sequestration
February 26- Last Reminder Attestation Deadlines

2012

November 26 - Meaningful Use Stage 2 Forums- Next Week!
November 15 - Meaningful Use Stage 2 Forums & ASET Quarterly Meeting
November 5 - Medicaid MU Attestation Open, ASET Quarterly Meeting, Forums
September 20 - Provider Dinner Invitation
September 12 - Webinar Tomorrow with New AZ HIE Marketplace HISP
July 18 - AzHeC Offers Direct Exchange at No Charge
June 28 - E-Prescribing Deadline Extended
June 20 - New REC Vendor Alliances Announced!
June 14 - AHCCCS Progress in 2011 EHR Incentive Program
May 17 - EHR Liability Event
March 14 - AHCCCS EP Attestation Extended to April 29 2010
February 16 - AHCCCS EP Attestation Extended to March 2012
January 11 - AHCCCS Opens

2011

December 19 - AHCCCS Timeline Update
December 5 - Vendor Showcases Last Chance
November 28 - REC Member-Only Event
November 17 - Non-EHR Vendor Directory Now Available
November 8 - REC Vendor Alliance Program Launch
October 21 - AHCCCS Updates to Attestation Timelines & Upcoming Medicare eRx
September 1 - ePIP, AHCCCS' Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, Will Not Open for Attestation, Until October

August 22 - ePIP, AHCCCS' Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration Site, Now Back Up and Running
August 9 - First REC Meaningful Use Attestor
August 5 - REC Member Event - Sept. 30
August 3 - REC Website Launch
August 1- REC to Issue RFP for Additional Direct Technical Assistance Providers
July 29 - ePIP, AHCCCS' EHR Medicaid Incentive Program Registration Site Down
July 15 - Clarification: AHCCCS Launch of EHR Incentive Program

July 13 - REC Membership Free Until End 2012 or Goal Met
June 30 -
AHCCCS Announces Launch Date for State's EHR Incentive Program

June 28 - REC Launches Online EHR Education
June 13 - Changes to Payson and Show Low REC Meaninful Use Attestation Events
June 3 - REC Hosts Free Meaningful Use Attestation Events Statewide
May 17 - Go Paperless. Get Paid! Learn How at an Event in Your Town
May 8 - Go Paperless.Get Paid!
April 6 - Register for the AzHeC Summit
April 1 - AzHeC Summit to Feature REC Track
March 18 - HIT Summit to Feature EHR and HIE Tracks
March 8 -
Exclusive REC Member Only Event
March 3 - REC Record Recruitment Month - Free Membership Extended
February 13 - REC Financial Series Events

REC Bulletin
REC member? If so, browse past issues of the REC Bulletin, a member-only monthly e-newsletter.

Not a REC member? Take a look at a sample issue of the REC Bulletin to see what kind of information REC members receive each month to support their EHR and Meaningful Use journeys.

REC Press Releases & Advisories
2010
September 23, 2010 - Arizona Health-e Connection Receives $240,000 to Assist State’s Critical Access and Rural Hospitals in Digitizing Health Records to Meet New Federal Regulations

April 27, 2010 - Coalition Led by Arizona Health-e Connection Awarded $10.8 Million to Encourage Electronic Health Record Adoption and Use in Arizona

REC in the News

2011

Electronic medical records net rewards
Arizona Republic
Ken Alltucker
October 29, 2011


Meaninful Use: It's here--are you ready?
AOMA Digest
Winter 2011

Health care providers face change to digital records
Arizona Republic
Ken Alltucker
March 20, 2011

2010
Taking the lead: HHS office turns the corner on health IT
Federal Times
Nicole Blake Johnson
September 13, 2010

Arizona Health-e Connection Featured on ABC 15 News
ABC 15 News
Brian McElhatten
September 6, 2010

Digital hospital records tied to higher efficiencies
Arizona Rebublic
Ken Alltucker
August 20, 2010

Rules clarified for electronic medical records grants
Phoenix Business Journal
Angela Gonzales
July 13, 2010

RECs focused on helping small physician offices
Healthcare IT News
Patty Enrado
July 1, 2010

Arizona's Regional Extension Center: An opportunity to make health care higher in quality and lower in costs through Electronic Health Records
AzMedicine - Arizona Medical Association Journal
Summer 2010

Webinar: HITRC gearing up for RECs to 'convene and connect'
Healthimaging.com
Jeff Byers
May 27, 2010

Phoenix institute tests real-world solutions for health care delivery
Examiner.com Phoenix
Ruth Ann Monti
May 26, 2010

Electronic Medical Records take closer step toward Arizona
Examiner.com Phoenix
Ruth Ann Monti
May 6, 2010

Health-e Connection helping docs go paperless
Phoenix Business Journal
Angela Gonzales
April 22, 2010

$10.8 Million grant to help computerize health charts
The Arizona Republic
Ken Alltucker
April 13, 2010

For media inquiries contact:
Ashley Siegel, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 602.688.7206
Email: ashley.siegel@azhec.org

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Arizone Health-e Connection acknowledges the Office of the NAtional Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services for its support of this program, which is funded under award number 90RC0035/01.