Health IT Policy Committee

ONC chief Farzad Mostashari
By Anthony Brino 07:06 am September 05, 2013
Much of the challenge nationally for bringing healthcare into the digital age, says outgoing ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, will be "getting to a common base of capabilities around the country, so that these providers...have some common assumption of what the capabilities of the systems will be around interoperability."
Consumer Partnership for eHealth
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am August 27, 2013
Arguing that IT offers the opportunity to help "every American" lead a full and healthy life, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a coalition of more than 50 consumer, patient and labor organizations, has published an action plan designed to ensure that disparities of care are a critical focus of Stage 3 meaningful use.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am August 15, 2013
Government should play a critical yet limited role in convening and engaging – and, where necessary, setting standards and establishing a floor – for healthcare IT, said Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for health information technology, during his remarks as a recent Health IT Policy Committee meeting.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am August 15, 2013
It has been nine years since President George W. Bush instituted the Office of the National Coordinator and the position of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
HIE, interoperabilty still center stage
By Anthony Brino 10:07 am August 08, 2013
The ONC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are both looking to the future and plotting long-term information exchange and interoperability policy strategies.
Farzad Mostashari, MD in the headlines
By Mike Miliard 10:54 am August 07, 2013
After an eventful two-year stint as deputy national coordinator, Farzad Mostashari, MD took the helm at ONC just as the meaningful use program began to gather steam. His tenure will be remembered as one of unprecedented change for the industry. Here's a look back at some of his star turns in Healthcare IT News over the years.
By Anthony Brino 10:25 am July 22, 2013
The long and winding road to federal regulation or oversight of mHealth still has some ground to cover, but a key Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act sub-workgroup has tentative suggestions that are about three organizational layers removed from the FDA.
By Anthony Brino 09:45 am July 11, 2013
As the Health IT Policy Committee prepares proposals for Stage 3 meaningful use, which will put even more emphasis on health information exchange, the committee's Information Exchange Workgroup has issued preliminary recommendations on patient record queries and provider directories.
Farzad Mostashari
By Diana Manos 10:57 am July 10, 2013
National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, told members of the Health IT Policy Committee on Tuesday to remain steadfast, bask in the progress made over the past four years, but continue to "react and respond to the world as it is, while striving to make the world as it should be."
By Diana Manos 10:49 am June 06, 2013
More than 292,000 Medicare and Medicaid eligible providers have received an EHR incentive payment as of the end of April. Not all EPs are new, some are returning from a previous year, said Robert Anthony, deputy director of the HIT Initiative Group at CMS' Office of E-Health Standards and Services.

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