Dr. David Blumenthal just announced his resignation from the position of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. In this position, Blumenthal led the implementation of a nationwide interoperable, privacy-protected health information technology infrastructure as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Along with this, he led the effort to influence doctors and hospitals to adopt electronic medical record systems.
Dr. Blumenthal will leave this Spring and return to Harvard University.
I guess this might just show how hard all this can be!