Mostashari, Farzad

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."
Beacon Community Program
By Bernie Monegain 10:03 am August 26, 2013
As the federally-funded Beacon Community Program draws to a close, project leaders look back on their struggles and accomplishments -- and focus on what's ahead.
Susan Turney MGMA
By Bernie Monegain 10:13 am August 22, 2013
Citing concern about vendor readiness and that "significant investments" in EHR technology could go for naught, MGMA leadership is calling on HHS for an indefinite moratorium on meaningful use penalties for physicians who have completed Stage 1 meaningful use requirements.
By Jeff Rowe 09:50 am August 16, 2013
Since the introduction of LexisNexis, it’s been an open question in the mind of many prominent policymakers whether they’ll be remembered for their substantive accomplishments, or for the number and variety of soundbites they managed to feed to the ever-hungry media. But, it seems, the two are not mutually exclusive.
By Tom Sullivan 12:00 am August 15, 2013
The Senate Finance Committee held two hearings in July on health information technology, where some senators called for a pause in the federal government’s electronic health records meaningful use incentive program.
By John Halamka 12:00 am August 15, 2013
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.
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 Bernie Monegain 12:00 am August 15, 2013
No sooner had HHS Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez taken the stage at the Healthcare IT News/HIMSSMedia Privacy and Security Forum last December, than he made his “tough on crime” stance clear.
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.
By Healthcare IT News 11:58 am August 07, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, MD wrote his staff this letter at about the time HHS announced his plans to depart from his post. Here it is in its entirety.

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