DeSalvo shifts focus from health IT to Ebola crisis

October 23, 2014 10:06 PM

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Karen DeSalvo is leaving her job as head of the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to take on the post of acting assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she will be the point person for HHS’s response to the Ebola outbreak.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) oversees the Surgeon General, the National Vaccine Program Office, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, and other key public health initiatives.

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