Mostashari, Farzad

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 Erin McCann 03:25 pm July 02, 2013
With sights set on utilizing health IT to curb the alarming number of medical errors that transpire each year, ONC officials unveiled Tuesday their final plan to bolster patient safety initiatives nationwide.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am June 20, 2013
The Fourth Annual Health Datapalooza stayed true to its name. It was, indeed, all about data – how to liberate data, the necessity of liberating data, data warehousing, promising new data apps, and how data scientists just might have the sexiest career of the 21st century.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am June 20, 2013
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced that more than half of America’s doctors have adopted electronic health records–exceeding the HHS goal for 2013. “We have reached a tipping point,” she said.
ICD-10
By Diana Manos 10:26 am June 18, 2013
If there was an overarching theme at the HIMSS Media/Healthcare IT News ICD-10 Forum on June 17, it was this: Don't wait to get your house in order for ICD-10. Though the Oct. 1, 2014 deadline for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is more than a year away, most of that time will be required for getting ready, experts warn.
Farzad Mostashari, MD
By Diana Manos 11:19 am June 17, 2013
Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national coordinator for healthcare IT, asserted today there would be no extension of the deadline for switching from the ICD-9 medical coding system to ICD-10. The deadline for conversion would remain Oct. 1, 2014, Mostashari said in a keynote delivered this morning at the HIMSS Media ICD-10 Forum in National Harbor, Md...
By Erin McCann 12:00 am June 15, 2013
It’s an exciting time for consumers. Now, more than ever, they have access to tools that allow them to play active roles in tracking, maintaining and improving their health.
By Erin McCann 12:00 am June 15, 2013
In efforts to spur more transparency in the realm of healthcare costs, which many say have far too long remained shrouded in mystery, the Department of Health and Human Services has released cost data for 30 hospital outpatient procedures.
By Anthony Brino 06:22 am June 12, 2013
Doug Fridsma, MD, director of the ONC's Office of Science and Technology, likes to tell his staff: "If we're going to make mistakes, lets make new ones; let's not make old ones." Fridsma, told attendees at the 2013 Government Health IT Conference that his office has several goals in fueling health IT innovation.
HIMSS EHR Association
By Bernie Monegain 09:47 am June 11, 2013
Calling it a landmark move, the HIMSS EHR Association, a collaboration of more than 40 EHR companies, released an EHR Developer Code of Conduct. The code is a reflection of the industry's commitment to collaborate as trusted partners with all stakeholders, says Mickey McGlynn, chair of the organization.

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