SPOTLIGHT: Health IT focus in health reform laws

Here's still more evidence that federal lawmakers are fans of health IT. For one thing, at least two health IT bills from Rep. Patrick Kennedy are in the works, one of which would pay physicians to build PHRs. Another federal bill would allow states to give doctors low-interest loans to buy health IT. Also, look for the dozens of pending state health coverage expansion proposals to emphasize health IT as a means of making coverage affordable. Article