Health's New He-Man: Dr. David Blumenthal

"Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gave formal authority to Dr. David Blumenthal, the national coordinator for health IT, to administer grants and loans to promote the adoption of health information technology under ARRA. Much of the funding will support health IT technical assistance and training.
The action, published in the Aug. 18 Federal Register, formalizes work Blumenthal has been leading. It does not include authority to issue Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments to providers who qualify as meaningful users of electronic health records. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has that authority."


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