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Direct primary care physicians are trying to rescue other doctors

In a recent interview, Dr. Farzad Mostashari (former national coordinator for health IT and current CEO, Aledade ACO) gave some advice to physicians on how to avoid burnout and “restore their role as caregivers”: The key is two things. One, if you’re in a kayak in the rapids, you have to lean in and dig […]

Mostashari’s Startup Aledade Raises $30M to Fuel Value-Based Care

Dr. Farzad Mostashari’s digital health startup Aledade announced it has raised a $30 million Series B funding round to fuel the company’s work to partner with independent primary care physicians and create accountable care organizations...Show More Summary

From the People Who Brought You ACOs: A New Model For Healthcare Transformation

By FARZAD MOSTASHARI, MD When my co-founder Mat Kendall and I launched Aledade last June, I wrote that our mission was simple: empowering doctors on the front lines of medicine to put them back in control of health care—and rewarding them for the unique value they create. Today, a few days shy of our first

Aledade Which Helps Small Doctors Run Their Practice In Age Of Obamacare Raises $30 Million

Farzad Mostashari, who was formerly national coordinator for health information technology, raised $30 million in series B funding for Aledade. ARCH Ventures Partners led the round, with participation from return investor Venrock, bringing total funding to $35 million. Mostashari, an internist, oversaw the nationwide implementation of electronic health records in the [...]

SGR Appeal: Fixing the Present, Setting a Foundation for the Future

FARZAD MOSTASHARI Last week, I was riveted to the deliberations on the Senate floor, as the fate of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA – so far, more commonly called the “SGR fix”) was decided. One amendment after another failed to pass; the legislation ultimately passed by a vote of 92-8, and was […]

Some truths about health IT and innovation

This morning at the annual SAS Health Analytics Executive Conference in Cary, N.C., former national health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari dubbed Dr. Eric Topol “the high priest of personalized medicine.” That reminded me of anShow More Summary

Video: Farzad Mostashari on patient engagement, ‘physician ACOs’

As I alluded to earlier, I was leaving the press room one afternoon at HIMSS14, and there I see former national IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari hanging around Gregg Masters and Dr. Pat Salber of Health Innovation Media. It turns...Show More Summary

Advice to the Next National Coordinator

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

Podcast: A quick chat with Farzad Mostashari

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

At the very least, expect Muntz to be acting national coodinator

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

The August HIT Standards Committee

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

Breaking news: Mostashari to leave ONC

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

Thank You Farzad

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 to leave ONC this Fall

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 [...]

Health Data Revolution

"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

Meet Farzad Mostashari, the bow-tie bureaucrat convincing doctors to go digital

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 ?

Here are the 3 major places health tech innovators can make money

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 Meeting

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

The Health Information Exchange Hearing

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 meeting

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

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