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Blumenthal Steps Down From His Post Leading Obama's Health IT Office

February 4, 2011

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Kaiser Health News: Blumenthal To Leave Obama's Health IT Office
Kaiser Health News staff writers Phil Galewitz and Christopher Weaver report: "Dr. David Blumenthal, appointed by President Barack Obama to speed the health care system's switch from paper to electronic records, announced Thursday that he is stepping down this spring to return to his teaching post at Harvard University" (Galewitz and Weaver, 2/3).

CQ HealthBeat: Shocker: Blumenthal Stepping Down As Federal Health IT Chieftain
A day after he was hailed by health information technology developers at a Health and Human Services press conference as a "rock star," National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal announced Thursday he is stepping down (Reichard, 2/3).

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