NTREC was established as a program by the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHCF) in April 2010. The NTREC program was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Sixty two (62) RECs were established around the country, including four in the State of Texas.
NTREC focused on assisting 1,498 primary care providers in 42 counties of northeast Texas to migrate from paper records to an electronic medical record (EMR) and achieve Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 1 meaningful use.
During the six-year time period, NTREC assisted 1,782 providers to select and implement a certified EMR, and of these, 1,368 providers to achieve MU Stage 1. As a result, our primary care physicians have received over an estimated $20.5 million from the CMS MU Incentive Pay Program.
As the ONC funded program will sunset June 5, 2016, all NTREC grant funded services to our physician practices will end on May 5, 2016.
NTREC will still be available to provide expert consulting services on a Fee-For-Service basis. These services include:
- Annual Security Risk Assessment
- Preparation for Meaningful Use and HIPAA Audits
- Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 Consulting
- HIPAA Privacy and Security Consulting
- HIPAA and Security Policy Formulation and Updates
If you have any questions about these services, please contact us at: 469-648-5122 or www.ntrec.org.