Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform

This discourse needs to continue. The offer remains on the table or in this case the tablet…..this blog, any blog is a forum for dialogue. It will be handled with professionalism and respect……………mandated encryption in Ontario will likely lead to the same across Canada…….transparency should be expected from the process…….

President Obama’s former national coordinator for health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, shares his thoughts on progress with meaningful use of electronic health records, and what’s next for healthcare reform.

During his two-year stint as National Coordinator of Health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal oversaw the development and implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act‘s $27 billion HITECH Act stimulus programs to encourage the adoption and “meaningful use” of electronic health records by hundreds of thousands U.S. hospitals and clinicians. Blumenthal–a former primary care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital–left his Office of National Coordinator job in April to return to his tenured post at HarvardInformationWeek Healthcare senior writer Marianne Kolbasuk McGee caught up with Blumenthal at the recent Partners Healthcare’s Connected Health Symposium in Boston.

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