A friend of mine recently sent a link to an interesting article on RHIOs.
From the Journal of AHIMA, Real-World RHIO: A Regional Health Information Organization Blazes a Trail in Upstate New York. Their description:
By distributing costs and benefits among providers and payers, a regional physician association is creating a data exchange network with an ambitious goal: interoperable EHR systems in every physicianâ€™s office.
You may also be interested in these sepcial IDC reports on RHIOs and RHIA guides: