Dr. Sachin Jain will leave his health information technology advisory position at HHS to return to clinical work at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.
CMS' Jain to return to Harvard
Since last July, Jain, 30, has served as a senior adviser to CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick. At the CMS, Jain worked on the launch of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 to test new payment and healthcare delivery models.
From December 2009 to last July, Jain was a special assistant to Dr. David Blumenthal, the former head of HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. At the ONC, Jain helped implement the health IT incentive programs created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Blumenthal left the ONC in April to return to academia at Harvard.
Jain's bachelor's degree in government, MBA and medical degree all are from Harvard. He is scheduled to return to Boston this month to complete the third year of his internal-medicine residency, which was interrupted by his government service.
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