HHS names health technology coordinator
AP/Miami Herald, March 20, 2009
David Blumenthal, MD, a former Harvard Medical School professor who has advised Sen. Edward Kennedy and one-time Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, will lead health information technology efforts for the Obama administration. The Health and Human Services Department announced the selection of Blumenthal as national coordinator for health information technology in a news release. Blumenthal was also a senior adviser to President Barack Obama's presidential campaign.