Thursday, December 19, 2013

HHS: DeSalvo to Replace Mostasari as National Coordinator

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that Karen DeSalvo, currently the City of New Orleans Health Commissioner and Senior Health Policy Advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu, will be the next National Coordinator for Health IT.

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 Reider
Sebelius 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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Sources:
(a) ONC taps Karen DeSalvo as next National Coordinator -www.FierceHealthIT, 12/20/2013

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