About Us

The West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (WTxHITREC) was established in April 2010 as one of a select group of organizations throughout the U.S. designated as having the experience and capacity necessary to assist health care providers with the task of modernizing their practices with certified EHRs. The WTxHITREC is a partner with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology in the US Department of Health and Human Services, focusing on the HIT needs of providers in West Texas. WTxHITREC is designed to support providers at all levels of HIT adoption--from providers who need help selecting the right EHR product for their practice, to advanced users of EHRs who are looking to optimize their use of HIT to improve care quality and practice revenue.

WTxHITREC is a program of the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center located in Lubbock, Texas, providing technical on-site assistance, guidance, and information on best practices to support and accelerate providers’ efforts to become meaningful users of certified EHR technology.

  • Guided by an advisory board and committee structure inclusive of regional HIT experts, physicians, and consumers
  • Offers health care providers a combination of national insight and local expertise on the impact of EHRs in medical practice
  • Part of a national network of 62 regional extension centers with direct, rapid and reliable access to a pipeline of key information on health IT and meaningful use

Service Counties

CulbersonDallamDawsonDeaf SmithDickensDonley
EastlandEctorEl PasoFisherFloydFoard
HowardHudspethHutchinsonIrionJackJeff Davis
Motley NolanOchiltreeOldhamParmerPecos
TerryThrockmortonTom Green UptonVal VerdeWard