There’s no big story here with her resignation other than the fact that she plans to return to Alabama and donate time at a rural clinic as she was doing before being appointed. Like every other government entity the office had plenty of apps and does provide a PHR, which for some reason or another doesn’t get a lot of attention and I asked if the doctor was a user herself at one point. There was actually a lot of coding done to have the PHR integrate with other systems but at least in the media, it never really took off. It is still there if you want to use it as your choice of a PHR and integrates with HealthVault. BD
Surgeon General Announces Yet Another App Contest Maybe to Promote Their PHR “My Family Health Portrait”? Does She Use The PHR Personally?
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin said she would step down next month.
“We are grateful for her leadership and service,” said Dori Salcido, a Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman.
Dr. Benjamin has served in the post since being named by President Barack Obama in 2009. During her tenure as “America’s doctor,” she has promoted physical activity and efforts to prevent and stop smoking by children and adolescents.
The U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which is overseen by the surgeon general, is made up of about 6,500 people who work in several government agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.