An early goal for corhio is that 85 of all primary

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Unformatted text preview: for CORHIO is that 85% of all primary care providers and community health centers will be meaningful users of electronic health records (EHR) by 2014. A financial award will be made to physicians who meet this “meaningful use standard” by the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Nationally, only 18% of physicians in office-based practices report using an EHR. Estimated costs of an EHR are $40,000$50,000 per year per physician in the first year of adoption and $10,000-$20,000 annually thereafter. While these patterns are national, they appear to reflect Colorado costs, as well. Significant IT investment within and on behalf of the healthcare sector will also occur with the development of the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange, which is an electronic “marketplace” where individuals and small businesses will be able to access and purchase health insurance. The State of Colorado received federal funding of nearly $1 million in 2010 to facilitate the planning of the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange. Alt...
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