The push toward "meaningful use" of health IT in America's hospitals and medical practices involves some of the country's most talented healthcare and technology leaders. InformationWeek Healthcare shines a spotlight on some of those healthcare IT movers and shakers.
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Dr. John Halamka wears dual CIO hats. He's been CIO at CareGroup, which operates Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and several other Boston area hospitals and healthcare facilities, for more than a decade. He's also CIO at Harvard Medical School. Over the years, Halamka has had leadership posts in numerous healthcare and government related committees and organizations. He's currently vice chair of the HIT Standards Committee, which makes recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information as well as other matters relating to HITECH's programs. Halamka also co-founded the New England Health EDI Network, a consortium that lets health care providers swap administrative and payment data with insurers. Halamka is also an emergency medicine doctor.
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