11:03 am August 07, 2013
No one seems to be offering up potential candidates for the Office of the National Coordinator. But some names have been mentioned in the past, and insiders point to a deep and talented bench at ONC.
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.
12:44 pm August 06, 2013
Stakeholders across the healthcare industry say Farzad Mostashari, MD will be dearly missed when he leaves his post as national coordinator for health IT.
10:15 am July 18, 2013
Speaking during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Wednesday, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah wondered about the efficacy of the meaningful use incentive program, arguing that the federal government can't afford to spend money on programs that are not working.
10:58 am July 17, 2013
Providers are increasingly using electronic health records, both to manage their patients' care and to provide more information to those patients, according to new data published Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
12:20 pm July 15, 2013
Probably some of the most surprising and significant health IT news coming from the federal government in recent months was the declaration from National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, that there would be no more extensions for ICD-10.
11:10 am July 15, 2013
Working to ensure the availability and portability of health records in the wake of hurricanes or tornadoes, four Gulf Coast states and six states in the East and Midwest have set up infrastructure to safeguard access to critical health information.
12:00 am July 15, 2013
National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, launched his talk about the Beacon Communities at a meeting last May by talking about Thomas Frieden, MD, a former colleague in New York City, now director of the Centers for Disease Control.
12:00 am July 15, 2013
As Asaf Bitton, MD, views the Beacon Communities across the country as having provided serious community change in how care is delivered.
10:41 am July 11, 2013
As we reach the "tipping point" of electronic health record adoption, the Office of the National Coordinator has issued a mark for EHRs and other health IT products that's meant to serve as visual proof that they can offer functionality, interoperability and security.