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The Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT (REACH) is no longer active. Information previously available on this website has been moved:


REACH was a nonprofit federal Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center dedicated to helping providers in clinics, small hospitals, and other settings in Minnesota and North Dakota implement and effectively use electronic health records. REACH's mission was to assure that each of its clients achieve meaningful use.

REACH was a program of Key Health Alliance, a partnership of Stratis Health, National Rural Health Resource Center, and The College of St. Scholastica, which collaborated with North Dakota Health Care Review and the University of North Dakota, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

HIT Regional Extension Centers were funded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. REACH was one of 60 extension centers established across the country to provide education and technical assistance to help providers select, implement, and achieve meaningful use of certified EHR technology, as well as the ability to exchange health information with other providers and agencies.

More information is available in this Summary of REACH.