Friday, October 1, 2010

Featured Physician Executive: Mark Blatt, MD

Each week, we featured a physician executive here on This week, we're featuring Dr. Mark Blatt. 
Mark Blatt, MD
Director for Healthcare Industry Solutions, Intel - Digital Health Group

Dr. Blatt joined Intel in the summer of 2000 working in the New Business Group. He is currently the Director for Healthcare Industry Solutions, in the Digital Health Group. In this role he is concentrating on how Personal Health IT systems might assist with care delivery outside the hospital. Dr. Blatt is working with care delivery systems in many countries, including the UK, China, Mexico, Australia and the USA to enable cost effective, sustainable systems that will allow Clinicians to provide “virtual care” to patients in settings as diverse as rural remote clinics or the patient’s home.     

Previously, from 2005-2006, he was the Director for Global Healthcare Strategies in the Digital Health Group. During this time he helped design Intel’s Payor and Pharma strategy as well as worked with the team that brought Intel’s Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) computing platform to market. Dr. Blatt received the Intel Achievement Award (Intel’s highest honor) in 2007 for the MCA design. Prior to this, Dr. Blatt served for 3 years as the Manager for Worldwide Healthcare Strategies, in the Sales and Marketing Group. During this time he played a key role in formulating Intel's IntegratedDigitalHospital vision. This vision has gained signification momentum and mindshare with Intel’s healthcare customers, fellow travelers, and industry thought leaders worldwide.

He has also worked on a variety of health related Internet business efforts including an early platform in 2001 to deliver home-based medical care. Prior to joining Intel he was the managing partner of a five-provider group of family practitioners. He practiced family medicine for 15 years before returning to Yale University to earn his MBA (2000) in finance. Dr. Blatt earned his Medical Doctorate at Albany Medical College of Union University (1979). He completed a residency in Family Practice at the University of Connecticut (1982). He then served two years as a Commissioned Officer in the US Public Health Service before starting private practice. He is a member of the IEEE Medical Technology Policy Committee, the American Telemedicine Association, on the Board of the Center for Improving Medication Management, a Life-time member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice.

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