Abilene Physician a Leader in EHR Implementation

Stephen Jackson, M.D., and the staff of the Urgent Care Institute of Abilene, otherwise known as Dr. J's Express Care of Abilene, were recently recognized as Meaningful Use Vanguards by the West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (WTxHITREC) for their leadership in the national electronic health record (EHR) transition.

Jackson and his staff accepted the award for their efforts in achieving meaningful use of an EHR. The recognition is an initiative of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology designed to honor, thank and bring together clinicians and hospitals that have successfully implemented EHRs. Jackson has earned the distinction as a leader in health information technology.

WTxHITREC, a program of the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, was awarded through an objective review process by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, as the designated organization for West Texas to support primary health care providers on EHR adoption and meaningful use.  WTxHITREC supports primary care providers, rural/critical access hospitals and specialty practices in selecting, implementing and achieving meaningful use of certified EHR products through technical onsite assistance, guidance and education of best practices.

For more information on achieving meaningful use, eligibility for EHR incentive payments and services provided by the WTxHITREC, call (806) 743-7960, email info@wtxhitrec.org or visit www.wtxhitrec.org.

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