Health Information Management

HHS names health technology coordinator

HIM-HIPAA Insider, March 24, 2009

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The Health and Human Services (HHS) department has named Dr. David Blumenthal as the national coordinator for health information technology, according to a March 20 Associated Press/Miami Herald news release. Blumenthal, who had most recently been the director of the Institute for Health Policy at The Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System, will help determine how to spend the $19 billion outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that President Obama signed into law on February 17.



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