The White House has nominated Dr. Karen DeSalvo to be assistant secretary for health at HHS. If confirmed by the Senate, DeSalvo would leave her post as head of the department's Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
DeSalvo, 49, was hired to lead the ONC in 2013. Last year HHS made her acting assistant secretary for health and tasked her with helping the administration manage the department's Ebola response.
At first, ONC indicated DeSalvo would leave the agency and said Lisa Lewis, its chief operating officer, would assume interim leadership.
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