Dr. Kolodner named permanent health IT czar

Dr. Robert Kolodner was made the Nation’s permanent National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today. (The picture is of the Russian czar Peter the Great, not Dr. Kolodner) Dr. Kolodner, who came over to HHS from the Veterans Affairs Department, has served as the interim health information technology czar for the past year. I think that this is a good choice.

Modern Healthcare.com has a post-appointment interview with Dr. Kolodner here.