10:35 am October 08, 2013
While some observers wagered that he would succeed his colleague Farzad Mostashari, MD, as the new national coordinator, Principal Deputy David Muntz actually ended up departing ONC this past month alongside him. And as he announced his leave-taking, Muntz actually foreshadowed his next move.
08:06 am October 04, 2013
In a new role that will put his health IT expertise to work improving the performance of small physician practices, former National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, will join the Brookings Institution's Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform as a visiting fellow.
10:41 am September 27, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the outgoing National Coordinator for Health IT, spoke with mHealthNews Editor Eric Wicklund and discussed his office's proudest achievements in the mHealth arena, the one thing the ONC has strived to avoid, and his take on the debate about adding another agency to regulate mHealth.
09:44 am September 26, 2013
As two top leaders prepare to leave health IT's highest government posts, another ONC official -- a family physician, who also spent some time working at an EHR company -- prepares to take the reins.
11:14 am September 23, 2013
Outgoing National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, spoke with Government Health IT Editor Tom Sullivan recently about the difference between applying his passion for improving healthcare through health IT at the local level and federal level.
12:00 am September 20, 2013
When Mike Taylor was shopping for a new electronic health record system, vendors boldly sat across the table from him and said flat-out that they won't integrate with other EHRs.
10:22 am September 19, 2013
You'd be justified in wondering whether the Office of the National Coordinator might soon see its workload wane, what with EHR adoption having reached critical mass and meaningful use incentive funding dwindling toward the halfway point. But you'd be wrong, says Farzad Mostashari, MD.
11:06 am September 17, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, kicked off this year's National Health IT Week at a meeting Monday focused on the patient's role in health IT.
09:58 am September 17, 2013
With National Health IT week well under way in the nation's capital, HIMSS is putting the spotlight on a few leaders who have been working to advance the use of health information technology throughout the country.
10:33 am September 13, 2013
The American College of Physicians has become the most recent group to press the government for a delay in Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, citing among several other concerns, EHR certification and implementation issues.