ALSO NOTED: Consumers prefer EMR users; Louisiana hospitals seek IT dollars; and much more...

> Evidence continues to filter in that consumers actually notice whether their physicians and health plans use EMRs. What's more, it seems that they actually prefer those who do. Article

> Struggling to rebuild its still-wobbly system, Louisiana's charity hospital organization wants millions to improve its health IT infrastructure. Article

> A Texas heart hospital has placed some big bets on RFID networking. Article

> A physician describes how a "patient dashboard" makes her EMR far more valuable. Blog

And Finally... Not sure how to link up PHRs, EMRs and the like? Try the "personal health application" on for size. Blog