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Qualis Health Regional Extension Center


Qualis Health was one of 62 Regional Extension Centers (RECs) across the nation. Funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), the RECs were charged with helping more than 100,000 primary care providers achieve meaningful use of their electronic health records (EHRs).


Our Results

Known as the Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center for Health IT (WIREC), the Qualis Health REC recruited and assisted more than 4,200 providers, helping them become meaningful users of electronic health records.

By October 2014, the REC achieved 100% of its initial goal to bring nearly 2,400 doctors and other eligible providers in Idaho and Washington State to meaningful use. Achieving meaningful use helped these providers qualify for more than $80 million in Medicare and Medicaid incentives.

With this milestone, Qualis Health ranked ninth among 62 RECs nationwide to reach its meaningful use goal, and was the first to do so across a large, multi-state region. 95% of WIREC enrollees reported that we helped them attain meaningful use more quickly.


Our Approach

Over the course of this six-year project (2010–2016), WIREC employed a three-pronged approach to guide providers to EHR adoption, implementation and meaningful use:

  • Direct, vendor-neutral health IT consulting
  • Peer-to-peer networking support
  • Broad education and thought leadership


Our REC Footprint

The Qualis Health REC worked with more than 4,200 healthcare practitioners throughout Idaho and Washington State.

Map indicating locations of healthcare practitioners helped by the Qualis Health Regional Extension Center.

Contact Us

Learn more about how we can help you. Call or email today.

Bud Beall, MA
Vice President, Consulting Services
bbeall@qualishealth.org

(888) 432-0261 ext. 2041

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