David Blumenthal, M.D., national coordinator for health information technology, has announced he will leave his post this spring to return to Harvard University.

Blumenthal has served as ONC leader for nearly two years since accepting the post in March 2009. Going back to Harvard was part of the plan when he accepted the position, he says.

At Harvard, Blumenthal served as a professor of medicine and health care policy, and also led a program to improve health systems.


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