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. David Blumenthal, a Harvard professor and former Massachusetts General Hospital physician was named President Obama's National Coordinator for Health IT in March 2009, about a month after Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including its $20 billion-plus HITECH legislation, which will financially reward healthcare providers for their "meaningful use" of health IT beginning in 2011.
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