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10 People to Watch in Health IT

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Dr. David Blumenthal

Physicians, healthcare directors and chief technology officers were among those who according to ExecutiveBiz’s list of the top 10 government health IT leaders have made an impact in their field and will help form the future of health IT.

Five of those who made the cut include:

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr. David Blumenthal, who helped shape a national standard on how federal funds for health IT are distributed over the coming years;

Program Director for the Federal Health Architecture Vish Sankaran, who has been supporting CONNECT, an open-source application developed for secure information exchange as part of The Health and Human Services Department’s Nationwide Health Information Network;

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Thomas Frieden, who in his previous role as New York City health commissioner helped implement the largest community of EHRs nationwide, as part of a project that focused on giving prevention-oriented information to physicians;

Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration Mary Wakefield, who has overseen a federal database that lists disciplinary actions against health providers;

Health and Human Services Department’s Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, who has been working on an online health map that will help citizens, employers and others better understand the healthcare systems in their local communities and how they compare to those elsewhere.

To read the complete list, click here.

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