Mostashari, Farzad

By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am December 20, 2013
Anyone who thinks John Halamka, MD, does not have an affinity for detail, probably has not read his blog posts nor considered HITSP, Halamka's standards brainchild.
HHS names Karen DeSalvo new ONC chief
By Erin McCann 12:07 pm December 19, 2013
New Orleans Health Commissioner Karen DeSalvo, MD, will take over as national coordinator for health information technology, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Dec. 19.
Stage 2 changes are unlikely, says ONC
By Neil Versel 06:28 am November 19, 2013
Wish there could be a delay of Stage 2 meaningful use? Talk to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, not the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. And don't hold your breath.
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 Anthony Brino 12:00 am November 10, 2013
In early August, then ONC chief Farzad Mostashari announced he would step down from the post he had held for four years.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am November 10, 2013
The Health IT Policy Committee, an advisory panel to the federal government, was divided over the start date for Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, voting 12-5 June 8 to delay Stage 2 by one year – from 2013 to 2014.
By Anthony Brino 12:00 am October 20, 2013
With ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari and ONC Principal Deputy Coordinator David Muntz stepping down from their posts at the same time last September, Jacob Reider, MD, director of ONC's Office of the Chief Medical Officer, assumed the position of acting national coordinator, starting Oct. 4.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am October 20, 2013
Anyone who has ever been to the Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition has probably caught a glimpse or two of what interoperability means to healthcare.
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 Neil Versel 10:56 am October 11, 2013
Though he no longer has authority over meaningful use regulations, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, said that due to the nature of the federal regulatory process, it would be difficult to introduce more flexibility for complying with the Stage 2 rules.

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