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Topic - Kurt Delbene
President Obama's top health official said Tuesday she has selected a Microsoft executive Kurt DelBene to replace Jeffrey Zients to manage the troubled federal Obamacare website, acknowledging that HealthCare.gov still needs strict oversight.
"Management expertise, operations oversight, and critical advice on additional enrollment channels, field operations, marketing and communications," says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in describing the new job of one Kurt Delbene, who steps up Wednesday — mallet and stethoscope in hand — as the official Obamacare sign-up site repairman.
Microsoft Corp. has picked an insider with engineering expertise to head up its Office software division, filling a spot left vacant in September when the most recent president left to become Nokia Corp.'s CEO.
The website received 1.2 million visits and the federal call center got 390,000 calls Tuesday, and the portal can handle 100,000 users at the same time, said Kurt DelBene, a senior HHS adviser tapped this year to oversee HealthCare.gov and replace management consultant Jeff Zients, who oversaw last year's "tech surge" to correct the website's glitches.
"Since the traffic started to climb, we have seen only minor issues, all of which have been addressed rapidly," said Kurt DelBene, a tech executive brought in to oversee the website.