Obama’s Health Care Reform Boosts Investment In Health IT, Creates Employment Opportunity For Bill Frist

“President Barack Obama’s effort to bring the health-care system into the digital age is boosting a couple of software startups — ZocDoc and Practice Fusion — that are trying to do just that,” Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ari Levy reports. In anticipation of the Affordable Care Act’s new coverage provisions and additional health information technology funding in the stimulus bill, ZocDoc — a website that pairs doctors with patients — has announced today “that former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist have joined the advisory board to help the New York City-based company expand.” Frist has broken with his party to support many provisions of health care reform and has publicly stated that it will survive its legal challenges.