David Blumenthal selected as Oliver C. Schroeder Scholar-in-Residence
The Oliver C. Schroeder, Jr. Scholar-in-Residence program invites individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of health law and policy to deliver several lectures as scholars-in-residence at the law school. The 2013 Schroeder Scholar, Dr. David Blumenthal, served as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology under President Barack Obama. In this capacity, he was charged with building an interoperable, private, and secure nationwide health information system and promoting meaningful use of health IT. As of January 2013, he is the President and CEO of The Commonwealth Fund, a national healthcare philanthropy based in New York City. Dr. Blumenthal will deliver a public lecture entitled "Rationing v Reengineering: the 21st Century Challenge for American Health Care" on October 10, 2013 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the School of Law, Moot Courtroom (A59).