An article in the Boulder County Business Report in Colorado, plucked from the HIStalk Web site, examines the problems of getting providers to see the value of joining a health information exchange.

The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization recently went live with a small number of providers in Boulder. But half of the county's physicians don't yet have electronic health records and, in addition to that cost, linking to CORHIO will cost $85 per physician per month, plus $2,500 to $5,000 in training fees for a practice. Further, many of the physicians with an EHR use the NextGen system and already can exchange data among themselves.

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