David Blumenthal, MD,was the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology from 2009-2011. During this time, Blumenthal built an interoperable, privateand secure nationwide health information system that supported the widespread meaningful use of health IT.
Blumenthal is a renowned health services researcher and national authority of health IT adoption. He authorized the seminal studies on the adoption and use of health information technology in the United States with colleagues from Harvard Medical School. Additionally, he is the author of more than 200 scholarly publications and is a member of the Institute of Medicine as well as a former board member and national correspondent for the New England Journal of Medicine. He has held several leadership positions in medicine, governmentand academia.updated February 15, 2012