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Three Key Stages for “Meaningful Use”

David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

David has been the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology since 2009, managing both
the nation’s expectations for the taxpayers’ huge investment in health IT, and a department (ONC) that
suddenly has a multi-billion dollar budget. David has been vocal about the challenges that he went
through adopting an EMR when practicing as a primary care physician at Partners in Boston, but also
clarion clear about the rewards. Here he tells us about how modular technologies can fit into the meaningful use certification.