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ONC's Karen DeSalvo tapped again for HHS

May 7, 2015
by Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Karen DeSalvo, MD

Karen DeSalvo, MD, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), has been nominated by President Barack Obama for an assistant secretary position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to a White House announcement. The nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

DeSalvo, named ONC chief in January 2014, took on the additional responsibility of overseeing the nation’s Ebola task force in late 2014 as a part-time acting assistant secretary of HHS, juggling both posts.

No official announcement has been made as to who would replace DeSalvo should her nomination be confirmed by the Senate.