Beacon Communities

By Anthony Brino 12:00 am November 10, 2013
"Welcome to the federal government. Check your passion at the door." Farzad Mostashari, MD, former national coordinator for health information technology, remembers jotting those words down while sitting frustrated in a policy meeting, shortly after first arriving at ONC.
By Tom Sullivan 12:00 am October 20, 2013
As he steps down from the ONC and heads to the Brookings Institution, Farzad Mostashari, MD, looks back on a momentous four years – and looks forward to the change yet to come.
Farzad Mostashari, MD
By Tom Sullivan 11:14 am 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.
By Anthony Brino 10:22 am 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.
Dan Chavez, executive director of San Diego Beacon community
By Mike Miliard 09:57 am August 28, 2013
Chock full of IT talent, the San Diego Beacon community is well positioned for a sustainable future. As its health information exchange gains momentum, it's starting to see "how the water flows through the pipes."
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.
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 Bernie Monegain 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.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am July 15, 2013
"San Diego is an island," says Dan Chavez, newly hired executive director of San Diego Beacon community. "You have the ocean to the west, the Mexican border to the south, a desert to the east and a Marine base, Camp Pendleton, that completely borders us to the north."
By Diana Manos 12:00 am July 15, 2013
Greater Tulsa Health Access Network Beacon – also known as MyHealth Access Network – might be one of 17 Beacon Communities awarded funding by the Office of the National Coordinator. But, David Kendrick, the principle investigator and CEO of the organization, says he thinks in many ways MyHealth is unique.

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