While big organizations such as Kaiser Permanente and the Mayo Clinic are spending billions of dollars to convert
to electronic health records, the Taconic Health
Information Network and Community Regional Health
Information Organization, or THINC RHIO, aims to put elements of EHR technology in the hands of physicians who operate small-scale
practices by reducing the cost to $400 to $600 per
month for access to the Web-based system, allowing them
to view laboratory results, prescribe medications, check patient X-rays and more.