06 Jul Q&A: Obama's Health IT Czar On Strategy, Incentives
Dr. David Blumenthal — a long-time Boston physician, official at Partners Healthcare System, and Harvard professor, was named national health IT coordinator to lead President Obama’s health IT strategy in March.
Topping Blumenthal’s list of duties is making recommendations to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services about the fine details of the federal government’s $20 billion-plus stimulus program aimed at incentivizing U.S. doctors and hospitals to use “qualified” electronic health systems in “meaningful” ways.
Blumenthal spoke Wednesday with InformationWeek senior writer Marianne Kolbasuk McGee about progress being made on the mega-billion-dollar incentive program that launches in 2011.
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