Friday, March 20, 2009

HHS Names National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

HHS has named Dr. David Blumenthal to the post of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Blumenthal is an expert in health policy and health care systems and is the founding director for the Institute of Health Policy at Mass General.

According to his bio, "Dr. Blumenthal’s research interests include the extent and consequences of academic-industrial relationships in the life sciences; professionalism and the determinants of physician behavior; the organization and financing of physicians services; the dissemination of health information technology; and quality management in health care organizations." Blumenthal served as Senior Health Advisor to Barack Obama during his campaign.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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