HHS Names New Health IT Czar

December 19, 2013 9:17 PM

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WASHINGTON -- New Orleans Health Commissioner Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, will serve as the next National Coordinator for Health IT (information technology), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Thursday.

DeSalvo, a Tulane University Health Sciences Center graduate, served as president of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, which is the state's lead organization for its health information exchange and regional extension center grants, Sebelius noted.

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