More than 100 regional health-information organizations, or RHIOs, have sprung up in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Many were started with government seed money and still rely heavily on public funding, according to a report by the eHealth Initiative Foundation. Developing ongoing funding is a key challenge for RHIOs, which seek to link clinical information across hospitals, physician offices and other healthcare organizations in a community or region. Forty-six percent of the RHIOs surveyed said they received startup money from the federal government, and 24% received money from state or local governments. Read more survey results in this week's Modern Healthcare. -- by Joseph Conn
Ongoing funding a challenge for RHIOs, survey finds
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