On average, the cost is between $40,000 and $50,000, of which about a third is the software and the hardware, about a third is the cost of getting it set up in the office, and about a third is maintaining it. Much of the expense is related to the cost of implementing and the cost of maintaining it over time.

From the Desk of David Pogue – Computerized Health Records – NYTimes.com – An Interview with Dr. David Blumenthal, Obama’s medical records czar talking about how much it would cost each doctor to purchase an electronic medical record system.

What is this? 1986?

See also. And also this.