Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent the following memo to HHS staff announcing that National HIT Coordinator David Blumenthal, M.D., will soon leave to return to Harvard University:

"David Blumenthal has served nearly two years as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and it is with regret that I report that he will be leaving that position later this spring to return to his academic post at Harvard.  While this was his plan when he joined ONC, we will miss his formidable abilities, steady leadership and incredible dedication.

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