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Karen DeSalvo is resigning as head of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Health and Human Services.  Secretary Sylvia Burwell named principal deputy director Vindell Washington as the new national coordinator.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that Vindell Washington will take over as head of HHS’s hub for all things health IT–the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)–according to an internal memo issued by HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell.






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Both the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Department of Health and Human Services have spent time and dollars this July on the future of electronic health information.






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