Changing Healthcare through IT Innovation - Harvard School of Public Health
David Blumenthal, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners Health System and Harvard Medical School. He also serves as Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer at Partners Health System in Boston, MA. From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Blumenthal was the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under President Barack Obama. He spoke at HSPH on Feb. 6, 2012, as part of the Decision-making: Voices from the Field series.
The goal of the Decision-making: Voices from the Field series at Harvard School of Public Health is to enhance the decision-making knowledge of students and to generate ideas that can provide solutions and strategies to challenging global and domestic health problems. Senior decision-makers are invited to specifically address the practical aspects of judgment and decision making. Students learn from these experienced leaders what decisions worked, what decisions failed, and what decisions, if any, could have been made differently.