John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and Harvard Medical School, and co-chair of the HIT Standards Committee, will give up his part-time role at the medical school.

In a recent posting on his Life As a Healthcare CIO blog, Halamka says a series of major initiatives affecting the industry as a whole, as well as changes in the science of medicine as it becomes "more computationally intensive" require a full-time CIO at Harvard Medical school and a greater focus by him at Beth Israel.

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