Dr. David Brailer, First National Health IT Czar
Dr. David Brailer was the nation's first health IT czar when President George W. Bush created the office of National Health IT Coordinator, a sub-cabinet position of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services in 2004 as part of Bush's goal for "most Americans" to have e-health records by 2014. Brailer is currently chairperson at Health Evolution Partners, a private equity firm he founded in 2007. Brailer is also a board certified doctor of internal medicine. Prior to holding the national coordinator post, Brailer was CEO of CareSciences, a services provider that designed and developed one of the country's first health information exchanges, the now defunct Santa Barbara County Health Data Exchange.