Health IT Now Comments on Dr. Karen DeSalvo

Washington, DC – Today, Health IT Now (HITN) issued the following comment on Dr. Karen DeSalvo’s resignation as the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC):

“We at Health IT Now have greatly enjoyed working with Dr. DeSalvo on the issues of high importance to our members – ensuring health IT products work best for patients and providers and once and for all ending information blocking. We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. DeSalvo as Acting Assistant Secretary of Health on the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, precision medicine, and public health issues. However, there is much yet to tackle to reach widespread interoperability. We anticipate continuing our efforts with ONC under Dr. Washington on issues of importance to our members and the larger health IT community.”