Dr. DeSalvo will replace Farzad Mostashari, who resigned from ONC in October; she will begin her new role on Monday, January 13.
"DeSalvo's experience "is a perfect fit for ONC's role of using health IT to improve the healthcare system nationwide ." - Acting National Coordinator for Health IT Jacob ReiderSebelius said, "During her tenure, Dr. DeSalvo has been at the forefront of efforts to modernize the New Orleans healthcare system" and "she has led the planning and construction of the city's newest public hospital, which will have a fully-integrated HIT network."
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(a) ONC taps Karen DeSalvo as next National Coordinator -www.FierceHealthIT, 12/20/2013