In Help wanted I described the difficulties in finding a replacement for National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Dr. David Brailer. An interim replacement has now been named. It’s Dr. Robert Kolodner, the chief health informatics officer of the Veterans Health Administration, according to Modern Healthcare.
I don’t know Dr. Kolodner, but considering the VA’s track record on health care IT, I assume he’s a safe choice. It’s not clear to me why he’d want the job, though considering its lack of power and budget.September 20, 2006