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September 27, 2013
Among this week's people on the move, the ONC named Jacob Reider, MD, as acting national coordinator following the departure of Farzad Mostashari, MD, and David Muntz, MD.
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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.
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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.
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September 24, 2013
The September HIT Standards Committee focused on image exchange, scenario-based certification, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), and an important discussion about setting standards priorities for FY14.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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September 16, 2013
National Health Information Technology Week is an event with various activities in Washington D.C. and communities all around the country. I am looking forward to hosting the National Health IT Week Blog Carnival which will run from September 16-20, 2013.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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August 16, 2013
With an array of industry groups anxiously calling for a delay of meaningful use Stage 2, HIMSS has made the case for a more nuanced approach, asking federal officials to launch Stage 2 on schedule but extend year one of the attestation period.
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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.
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August 14, 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.
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August 14, 2013
It has been nine years since President George W. Bush instituted the Office of the National Coordinator and the position of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
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August 14, 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.
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August 14, 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.
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August 14, 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.
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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.
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