'Health Enterprise Zones' could help docs implement IT

The creation of new "Health Enterprise Zones" in Maryland could mean assistance in IT implementation for some primary care doctors, according to The Baltimore Sun. The zones are part of Gov. Martin O'Malley's attempt to reduce health disparities in various areas throughout the state. "Maryland has world-class hospitals, top medical schools and one of the highest rates of primary care physicians per capita, and yet we continue to see disparities in healthcare and outcomes among Maryland's racial and ethnic communities," Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown said. "It's clear that a lack of access to primary care in many communities is a significant factor driving these disparities." Article