(Bloomberg) -- The Obama administration named a Microsoft executive to replace Jeffrey Zients as the manager of its health insurance enrollment system, as Zients prepares to become the White House’s chief economic adviser.

Kurt DelBene, most recently the president of the Microsoft division responsible for its Office software, took over shepherding improvements to the U.S. health exchange tomorrow on Dec. 18.

Zients has been credited for leading a six-week repair effort that succeeded at salvaging the bug-ridden, error-prone system, including the Healthcare.gov website, and making it functional for most of the millions of Americans hoping to sign up for insurance. His replacement was announced in a blog post by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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