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HHS Secretary Sebelius resigns

April 11, 2014
by Charlene Marietti
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President Obama has accepted the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Despite a five-year term, she has been front and center to the disastrous rollout of sign-up for the Affordable Care Act.

Also reported in the news media, including the New York Times, are indications that Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who has been Director of the Office of Management and Budget since late April 2013, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Secretary Sebelius.

In an exclusive interview, Russell P. Branzell, president and CEO of the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), told Healthcare Informatics' Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland, “The question is, whether there’s any impact with the overall healthcare reform process; but from everything I’ve heard and read over the last few weeks, I don’t see that.”  Read Branzell's full response to the development here. (Healthcare Informatics is a sister publication of Behavioral Healthcare). 

Read the latest news at the New York Times.