Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology: Grant #90RC006401 to support the Texas Gulfcoast HITECH Regional Extension Center
Total award $15.3 million
PI: Kim Dunn
Co-Investigators: Dean Sittig
UT Health School of Biomedical Informatics was recently awarded $15.3 million to establish the Gulf Coast Regional Extension Center (GCREC). The GCREC will establish a comprehensive program for southeast Texas in collaboration with statewide physician, nursing, vendor, and hospital leaders. Dr. Sittig will lead the Meaningful Use and Vendor Quality Management portion of the project.
Progress and Outcomes
The Texas GulfCoast HIT Extension Center has enrolled over 700 physicians who are on their way toward obtaining meaningful use.