Over the next few months, Jacob Reider will serve as the interim National Coordinator for Healthcare IT while the search continues for Farzad Mostashari's permanent replacement.What advice would I give to the next national coordinator?David Blumenthal led ONC during a period of remarkable regulatory change and expanding budgets. Show More Summary
Friday is the last day on the job for departing national health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari, who is stepping down after four years with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, including theShow More Summary
I don’t have any inside knowledge about whom the White House might be considering to replace Dr. Farzad Mostashari when he steps down from his post as national health IT coordinator on Oct. 5, but I get the sense Principal Deputy National...Show More Summary
On August 22nd, the HIT Standards Committee held it's 50th meeting. We began this milestone meeting by thinking Farzad Mostashari for his national service via a formal proclamation highlighting his accomplishments. Richly deserved.Liz...Show More Summary
National health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari will leave the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at an unspecified time this fall. From Twitter: It’s true “@Cascadia: New era coming as @Farzad_ONC...Show More Summary
This morning, National HIT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari resigned. His letter to ONC staff was profound. As I read it, I felt a lump in my throat. He will be missed.How much do I respect him? I have not worn a tie since Y2K, except for...Show More Summary
Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will resign this fall, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced in a letter sent to colleagues this morning. Mostashari has served as National Coordinator since April 2011, when he took over for David Blumenthal, who also served in the position for around [...]
"In the next twelve months there is going to be the most dramatic democratization of access to health information that we've seen ever." SiliconANGLE interviewed Farzad Mostashari, MD, the National Coordinator for Health IT at the 2013 MIT Chief Development Officer Information Quality Symposium which had the theme "Big Data Demands Good Data." Dr. Show More Summary
The United States hit a health care milestone Wednesday: Most doctors now use electronic health care records. The new data, released by the Department of Health and Human Services, shows that more than 50 percent of doctors and 80 percent … Continue reading ?
United State’s national coordinator for Health IR Farzad Mostashari believes health tech innovation is only really going to grow when there are economic incentives. For him, there are three major areas that both need a tech touch, but also provide …
The February HIT Standards Committee focused on the Committee workplan for 2013.Farzad Mostashari offered introductory remarks. He noted that we need to build the foundation for stage 3 while also focusing on the implementation of stage 2. Show More Summary
Today in Washington, the Standards and Policy Committees met in joint session to take testimony from expert stakeholders about health information exchange.Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator, introduced the day, noting that we've made great strides since the founding of HL7 in 1987 and the creation of ONC in 2004, but there is more work to do. Show More Summary
The January HIT Standards Committee began with passionate remarks from Farzad Mostashari, emphasizing the need to maintain momentum as the country evolves from Stage 1 to Stage 2, from data capture and sharing to advanced clinical processes. Show More Summary
The 42nd meeting of the HIT Standards Committee began with an inspirational introduction from Farzad Mostashari. He told us that the HIT Standards Committee members should keep their "eyes on the prize and feet on the ground". We should...Show More Summary
At the Health Forum and American Hospital Association 2012 Leadership Summit Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, held a Town Hall style meeting to discuss the federal government's role in leveraging clinical information systems for improved performance. Show More Summary
Today, I participated in a meeting at the White House described as an "expert roundtable on patient access to health data" hosted by Todd Park (Chief Technology Officer of the United States), Farzad Mostashari (the National Coordinator...Show More Summary
Last Thursday, National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari made an impromptu visit to the ONC/FHA area of the HIMSS 2012 Interoperability Showcase. He gathered the participants and issued a surprise challenge: In the next hour,...Show More Summary
This week on O'Reilly: Alex Howard examined data's civic role, Dr. Farzad Mostashari discussed health IT and patient empowerment, and Edd Dumbill surveyed big data cloud offerings.
The Keynote address for Thursday should be a good one as Dr. Farzad Mostashari will provide his thoughts on where we are and where we’re going with health information technology in the United States. Prior to joining the ONC in 2009 Dr. Mostashari served at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene [...]
The National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, discusses patient empowerment, data access and ownership, and other important trends in healthcare.