Please join us for a conversation about careers in health policy with David Blumenthal, MD, MPP.Dr. Blumenthal is the former president of The Commonwealth Fund. He is formerly the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer at Partners Healthcare System in Boston (now Mass General Brigham). From 2009 to 2011, he served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, with the charge to build an interoperable, private, and secure nationwide health information system and to support the widespread, meaningful use of health IT.Previously, Dr. Blumenthal was a practicing primary care physician, director of the Institute for Health Policy, and professor of medicine and health policy at Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School. He is the author of more than 300 scholarly publications and books, including Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on a number of boards, including the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, The Carol Emmott Foundation, and the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine. He has also served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research, and is the founding chairman of AcademyHealth, the national organization of health services researchers.
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David Blumenthal, MD, MPP