The Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (CHITREC) is a collaboration between Northwestern University the Alliance of Chicago Community Health Services and more than 40 local and national partners focused on HIT adoption and use in Chicagoland.

CHITREC provides a range of services to providers interested in achieving Meaningful Use of electronic health records (EHR). As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Office of National Coordinator for HIT provided funding in 2009 for the creation of regional extension center.

In 2013, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services contracted with CHITREC to provide education and outreach for the Illinois Medicaid EHR Incentive Program through a help desk and other outlets.

In 2017, CHITREC was awarded funding to provide direct support to thousands of Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians in small practices as they participate in the new Quality Payment Program that was established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

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