Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Director David Blumenthal took to the stage at one of the largest healthcare conferences to preach the gospel of health IT not only as a health issue but as a driver of economic growth. …Read More »
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Electronic health records and other forms of health IT have survived the wrangling over defining “meaningful use.” But, until recently, EHR was often more about talk than action. Not so anymore, said National Coordinator for Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal, on the Health IT Buzz blog. In his post, he …Read More »
National coordinator for health IT Dr. David Blumenthal announced last week he would leave his post in the spring. Now, the gloves are coming off — so to speak — in terms of his dealings with health IT skeptics. In a question-and-answer session with reporters, Blumenthal took issue with a …Read More »
Dr. David Blumenthal, the national coordinator for health IT for the Department of Health and Human Services, announced in a staff memo late last week he would step down in the spring. Blumenthal, who will return to Harvard University, was appointed by President Barack Obama in March 2009 to lead …Read More »
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Director Dr. David Blumenthal and federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced a “milestone” in electronic health technology. Minnesota and Rhode Island became the first states to participate in pilot program for direct sharing of electronic health records via the Internet, known …Read More »
At the annual eHealth Initiative Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., a few weeks ago, national health IT coordinator David Blumenthal hailed the “era of meaningful use,” using the term to describe the significant adoption of electronic health records. In a follow-up interview with FierceEMR, Blumenthal talked building interoperability into EHR …Read More »