Andrew Kanter is Director of Health Information Systems/Medical Informatics for the Millennium Villages Project at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He received both his MD and MPH from Harvard University in 1991 and completed a medical residency and Chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1991-1995. Interested in application of ICT to health in the developing world, he has worked or traveled in more than 50 countries. He most recently spent 12 years with a private medical informatics company where he helped develop the Healthmatics EHR now being sold by Allscripts in addition to providing medical terminology and consulting services to other electronic medical record companies. He is currently appointed to Columbia University full-time in the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Epidemiology while coordinating the development and implementation of the Millennium Global Village-Network (MGV-Net) for the Millennium Villages Project.