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.
Medicity reports it saw acceleration in the number of health information exchanges being formed in the second half of 2011, supporting predictions recently voiced by Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who said that health information exchange would turn a corner and take off in 2012. Medicity signed a record number of [...]
The following review appeared a few days ago 12 Months of Health IT: A Year of Momentous Progress January 10, 2012 | Farzad Mostashari, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology ONC earned its nickname as the “Office...Show More Summary
The following is a post by Farzad Mostashari, MD, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. The post originally appeared at Health IT Buzz. ONC earned its nickname as the “Office of No Christmas” during the 2009 Holiday season roughly two years ago when we, along with our colleagues at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid [...]
In late September 2011, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, announced the launch of the ‘One in a Million Hearts’ Investing in Innovation challenge in a post on this blog. The challenge supports the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Million Hearts initiative, which aims to prevent one million heart attacks [...]
In 2008, four people stopped by my BIDMC office to chat about the future. They were Farzad Mostashari, Todd Park, Aneesh Chopra, and Peter Basch. They had a vision to change the world through technology, EHR adoption, and data liquidity. Show More Summary
Practice Fusion has announced that their second annual free conference, Connect 2011, is sold out. Held at the Masonic Center in San Francisco on November 11, 2011, the event will feature keynote speakers including Ryan Howard, Peter Thiel, Alan Cooper and Daniel Kraft, MD. Farzad Mostashari, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with the [...]
by John Halamka, Life as a Healthcare CIO Farzad Mostashari, national coordinator for healthcare IT, began the meeting with a... Visit Healthcare Technology News for the full article.
Farzad Mostashari, national coordinator for healthcare IT, began the meeting with a discussion of the issues we have always faced while harmonizing standards. Standards that are widely adopted by the marketplace and are well tested make harmonization easy. Show More Summary
In this presentation Farzad Mostashari focuses on the strategy, principles and future direction of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He outlines the notable health IT trends over the best yearShow More Summary
Farzad Mostashari, M.D. has been named the new national coordinator for health IT, effective today. Though HHS has not put out a press release or other statement, it appears this is a permanent rather than an interim appointment. I had been hearing since February that Mostashari, who previously was deputy national coordinator, would be in [...]Show More Summary