Halamka to step down as CIO of Harvard Med
In the July 21 installment of his “Life as a Healthcare CIO” blog, John Halamka, MD, MS, announced his intention to step down as CIO of Harvard Medical School.

“Harvard Medical School requires a full time dedicated CIO with a skill set in highly scalable infrastructure and the tools needed to support emerging science,” Halamka wrote. “Thus, I think it best that I pass the baton at HMS to a new IT leader. I will continue to serve the Dean of HMS as an advisor on strategic projects, especially those which require cross-affiliate and clinical coordination. In collaboration with the IT stakeholders of HMS, I will work to find my replacement.”

When his successor is found, Halamka will take on additional challenges implementing the next stages of meaningful use, healthcare reform and new healthcare information exchange initiatives at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Massachusetts and nationwide, Halamka stated.