08:57 am November 16, 2011
We’ve all heard the classic song Small Town by John Mellencamp, which romanticizes growing up and living in some place other than the big city. I, too, am what most would consider “small town,” and many aspects of small town life haven’t changed a lot since I left. That small-town simplicity, however, also exists in the local health care...
09:07 am September 21, 2011
The problem that EHRs run into is that in order to measure quality, you need to know about certain condition specific data. Yet this data is often very hard to codify in an EHR.
11:40 am September 16, 2011
Mehmet Oz, MD, spoke Thursday with healthcare leaders about how Americans can take steps to get better care for themselves and their loved ones. Among Oz's three interviewees was Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for health information technology at HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
11:27 am August 30, 2011
“Knock the heck out of it,” ONC Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, exhorted attendees at an Allscripts conference, yesterday.
12:48 pm August 28, 2011
When Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health information technology, addresses more than 4,700 healthcare professionals at the Allscripts Client Experience in Nashville on Monday morning, Aug. 29, he’s likely to discuss one of the most exciting developments in healthcare today – and perhaps surprisingly, it won’t be the...
11:13 am August 11, 2011
ONC is currently preparing to expand its efforts at educating the public about the advantages of EHRs, but as they develop their outreach program policymakers need to ensure that the information they’re delivering is actually useful.
09:16 am June 29, 2011
It is, of course, much too early to be thinking of burying Meaningful Use, but it seems equally premature to be spending much time praising it.
09:24 am June 28, 2011
Policymakers promoting a specific agenda are stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, they have to make a case for their ideas in the name of getting both public support and funding to put their ideas in action. On the other hand, they have to move forward despite the possibility that they might be wrong.
07:40 am June 13, 2011
The topic of EHR usability has been on policymakers’ minds, lately, and a federal committee is pushing for studies that will lead to “consistency” among the myriad EHRs available to providers.
10:48 am May 21, 2011
On May 20, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced the initial release of the Health Information Technology Professionals Examinations.