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People in the News: Jul 29, 2011 (rev. 1)

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John Halamka is resigning from his post as chief information officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.

He plans to continue in his role as an advisor to HMS and will help find a replacement for his position.

Halamka intends to focus on “new health information exchange initiatives at BIDMC” once his seat has been filled. He currently serves as co-chair of the Health Information Technology Standards Committee and is a professor at HMS as well as a practicing emergency physician.

Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University where he received a degree in medical microbiology and public policy with a focus on technology issues. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and pursued graduate work in bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, prior to joining the faculty of HMS in 1996.

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