BOSTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lucian Leape Institute at the National Patient Safety Foundation will host an interactive afternoon discussion and special evening program at its Third Annual Forum & Gala on Thursday, September 16, 2010. David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., will deliver a keynote address at the dinner, offering his perspectives on health information technology as a patient safety lever and the focus placed on its development by the Federal government. Since March of 2009, Dr. Blumenthal has served in the US Department of Health and Human Services as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Blumenthal was most recently the director of the Institute for Health Policy at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System in Boston, and was the Samuel O. Their Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.
"Health information technology is a critical part of President Obama's strategy to reform our health care system, and we're
|SOURCE National Patient Safety Foundation|
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