CareFirst, the Maryland/Washington, D.C., Blue Cross health plan has started a program to pay physicians for installing and using electronic patient records.
The effort is tied into Bridges to Excellence. Rather than focusing on the diabetes or cardiac care options in that program, CareFirst chose to focus on the "Physician Office Link," by way of records and information systems. Here's the BTE release with some more background.
Here's a story from the Baltimore Sun.