Regional Extension Center

Health IT Regional Extension Center Program - Driving EHR Adoption

Health Care Provider reviewing electronic health record on tablet

HITEC-LA was established as part of a national network of Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers formed under the 2009 Federal Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.  In this capacity, HITEC-LA worked with more than 5,800 health care providers in L.A. County, and by 2016 achieved its goal of helping 3,000 eligible primary care providers reach meaningful use with EHRs.  


A significant number of providers in L.A. County continue to use EHRs in a meaningful way, which improves patient experience, lowers costs, expands capabilities, and improves quality of clinical care for a growing population.  HITEC-LA continues to support the county’s eligible Medi-Cal providers with technical EHR assistance through the California Technical Assistance Program (CTAP).