To build a statewide network for electronic health records, Florida would need $51 million over three years, a newly released analysis from the Florida Health Policy Center said. The center, a collaboration launched and financed by seven foundations, said Florida needs 16 regional health information organizations and one statewide office to meet healthcare IT needs of the states roughly 18 million residents, at an estimated cost of $3 million each. The $51 million total includes costs for the states 10 RHIOs already under development. The report estimated yearly costs per RHIO to range from $500,000 to $1 million.
Florida: estimated $51 million for statewide EHR
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