Statement on Leadership Change at the Office of the National Coordinator
ANN ARBOR, MI, August 11, 2016 – CHIME President and CEO Russell Branzell issued the following statement on Karen DeSalvo’s departure from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology:
During her tenure heading the Office of the National Coordinator, Karen DeSalvo, M.D., has been instrumental in advancing adoption of health information technology and making interoperability and health information exchange a national priority. We appreciate the strong working relationship that ONC and CHIME have been able to forge over the past few years and our collective work to advance health IT policy and promote solutions that push the entire industry toward higher value and better care. We look forward to continuing that collaborative approach with Vindell Washington, M.D., as he takes the helm at ONC.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 1,900 CIO members and over 150 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit chimecentral.org.
Director of Communications and Public Relations, CHIME