It’s been a full year since Karen DeSalvo, MD, resigned as head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. But she continues to be a tireless champion for healthcare IT and interoperability.

Data remains “very highly blocked,” says DeSalvo, who has returned home to New Orleans, where she previously served as Commissioner of Health before taking the job at ONC in 2014. “I’m still evangelizing about that because I hear it everywhere I go, whether I’m talking to public health officials, payers, healthcare systems or researchers.”

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