ALSO NOTED: Wisconsin pushes EMRs; Are healthcare intranets a good idea?; and much more...

> Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle's latest budget includes $30 million intended to encourage EMR adoption. $20 million will go to grants for EMR initiatives, and the other $10 million will fund tax credits to reward employer e-health initiatives. Release

> Good ol' intranets--a concept that hasn't changed much from 1996 to the present. But are they for healthcare important today? And are they worth the cost? Blog

> IBM is contribution its "Identity Mixer" ID management software to an open source project. Blog

And Finally... One physician argues that computerizing medical records won't have the same benefits that computerizing processes does in other industries, given that healthcare involves more "soft" human contact. Off base or on target? Article