Mostashari, Farzad

By Mary Mosquera 09:18 am January 16, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has selected the winning designs of printed health records to help patients better understand and use their electronic health records (EHRs).
By Mike Miliard 03:57 pm January 14, 2013
The American Medical Association and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives have both submitted comments to the Office of the National Coordinator, laying out their concerns about -- and suggestions for -- Stage 3 meaningful use.
By Diana Manos 10:57 am January 04, 2013
Almost everyone in the healthcare IT world, and beyond, has heard of Blue Button, a federal program designed for, initially, veterans, and now Medicare beneficiaries, to download their electronic health records. But, now there's something new to add to that growing trend: the iBlueButton app.
By Mary Mosquera 08:04 am January 04, 2013
The year 2012 was the year when data showed its muscle, whether in the presidential elections or in demonstrating how deeply entrenched the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records had become.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am January 01, 2013
One week after unveiling its Patient Engagement Framework, the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) has launched an online tool meant to help health organizations track their progress on involving patients in their care.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am January 01, 2013
No one would have guessed how far and how fast the federal incentive program for the adoption of EHRs would grow. Funding was mandated in 2009 under the HITECH ACT, with an estimated total expenditure anticipated at $20 billion. That payout has already reached $9.2B in the program's second year of a five-year program.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am January 01, 2013
Not too long ago, health information exchange - the verb, not the noun - was something someone else had to worry about. It was complicated, sometimes contentious. But many providers could sleep well, comforted by the fact that it was large hospitals and academic medical centers - not them - who were the ones dealing with it.
By Diana Manos 12:00 am January 01, 2013
For policymakers, EHRs, used meaningfully, is not only a hope, it's close to reality. At a Nov. 14 hearing held by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for health information technology voiced his optimism.
By Kaiser Health News 11:14 am December 26, 2012
The Obama administration Friday urged cooperation between software companies and caregivers to prevent patient harm caused by faulty electronic records. But it stopped short of calling for regulation or a federal requirement to report computer mistakes that pose a risk to patients.
By Mary Mosquera 07:58 am December 13, 2012
Maine, Kentucky and Ohio are among states that have most accelerated the adoption of meaningful use of electronic health records and whose healthcare providers have received incentive payments at a high rate.

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