Managing Partner & CEO, Health Evolution Partners
David was appointed the nation’s first National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services in May 2004. In this role, David was the architect of the nation’s effort to bring our health care system into the information age. David led a bi-partisan effort that moved the US health care system toward transparency, quality and efficiency. David founded CareScience as a spin out from The Wharton School and led it through several financings, strategic partnerships, an IPO and a strategic sale. Under David’s leadership, CareScience established itself as an early leader in the use of the Internet to share health information and to improve the quality of care across the United States. David founded the health information technology program at The Wharton School Health Management Program, taught health management and economics in the Wharton MBA program and lectured in The Wharton Executive Education program. David was an active patient-care physician in general medicine and in immune deficiency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brailer holds doctoral degrees in medicine and economics. He earned his MD degree at West Virginia University and his PhD at The Wharton School. While in medical school, Dr. Brailer was a Charles A. Dana Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and was the first recipient of the National Library of Medicine Martin Epstein Award for his work in information systems. He was among the first medical students to serve on the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association. Dr. Brailer completed his medical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and became board certified in internal medicine. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and was active in patient care with a focus on immune deficiency until recently. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Brailer developed the health information technology and quality management curricula at the Wharton School, and taught in The Wharton School MBA program for seven years.