Press reports say she is resigning in large part due to the Exchange Website debacle. This from the New York Times:
Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov
04/11/us/politics/sebelius- resigning-as-health-secretary. html?_r=0
... Officials said Ms. Sebelius, 65, made the decision to resign and was not forced out [Yeah, right - SS]. But the frustration at the White House over her performance had become increasingly clear, as administration aides worried that the crippling problems at HealthCare.gov, the website set up to enroll Americans in insurance exchanges, would result in lasting damage to the president’s legacy.
It's not as if there's no literature out there on how to create good health IT. Doing so is not a state secret. Simple (and free, unlike the hundreds of millions spent on incompetent beltway-bandit 'consultants') Google searches on the term "healthcare IT failure" or similar return ample resources that could have prevented the "lasting damage to the president's legacy."
Way to go, Ms. Ex-Secretary. Another health IT amateur bites the dust, as my early computer mentor, Philadelphia's George Washington High School math instructor Fred Holzwarth (http://www.historicbuckscounty.org/nths/HISTORIA/PDF/Historia_Nov2005.pdf) would have said.
However, even worse ... far worse ...
Under this Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the principal watchdog agency over medicine and medical device safety under her aegis, the FDA, found that:
... products with health management heath IT functions, includes software for health information and data management, medication management, provider order entry, knowledge management, electronic access to clinical results and most clinical decision support software.
Products with health management health IT functions are of sufficiently low risk and thus, if they meet the statutory definition of a medical device, FDA does not intend to focus its oversight on them.