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Careers in Bioethics: Dr. David Blumenthal, President, The Commonwealth Fund


Nov 12, 2013 - 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.


Columbia University, Lewisohn Hall, Room 602

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues, will speak during this session presented by Columbia University’s Bioethics M.S. and Certification programs.

Dr. Blumenthal is formerly the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief Health Information and Innovation Officer at Partners Healthcare System in Boston. He is also chairman of The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and built an interoperable, private, and secure nationwide health information system to support the widespread, meaningful use of health IT. He put in place one of the largest publicly funded infrastructure investments the nation has ever made in such a short timespan, in healthcare or any other field.

Refreshments will be served.


Dr. David Blumenthal of The Commonwealth Fund