National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo, M.D., will continue to work on high-level policy issues at ONC despite being named Acting Assistant Secretary for Health to help with the Obama administration’s Ebola response effort.

In an effort to reassure the health IT community at large of her continued involvement in policymaking, it was announced at a Nov. 4 meeting of the HIT Policy Committee that DeSalvo will remain chair of the committee. Paul Tang, vice chair of the committee, said that she will also work with Acting National Coordinator Lisa Lewis in “guiding” ONC.

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