Illinois Health Information Regional Extension Center (HITREC) Educational Content Delivery Project – archived project

 The project was completed in June of 2011.

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) produced and managed the content delivery system for the Illinois Health Information Regional Extension Center (IL-HITREC) provider education and training for healthcare providers.  IL-HITREC provides vendor-neutral technical assistance related to the selection, implementation and use of electronic health record systems. The cost of these services was subsidized through an award from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The focus of the Content Delivery Project was on physician/practice education to promote physician adoption and meaningful use of the electronic health records through delivery of educational content developed by the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago and other content experts and thought leaders.

Over the course of the one-year grant, IPHI developed the content management and delviery system and produced eight webinars, reaching a total of IPHI developed the content delivery system so that each monthly presentation included registration, reminders, audio-visual webinars, live questions and answers, frequently asked questions, and evaluation and feedback. As a component of the content delivery system, IIPHI packaged and managed the audio-visual and web-based educational materials on the IL-HITREC online virtual community to support education and training, hosted on the IL-HITREC education web site (no longer active).