SPOTLIGHT: Rural Texas hospitals to create RHIO with shared EHR

One of the underlying principles of "meaningful use" of EHRs--and a key requirement for earning federal stimulus payments--is the ability to be interoperable with other organizations. To this end, four small, rural hospitals that serve the same general geographic area in central Texas are joining together to create a regional health information organization (RHIO) with a shared EHR. FierceEMR