Mostashari, Farzad

By Diana Manos 12:00 am April 15, 2013
A packed house at the Meaningful Use Symposium held March 3 at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition couldn't help but inspire awe and possibly conjure a little concern in the hearts of those attending.
By Mike Miliard 12:00 am April 15, 2013
With policymakers getting impatient about the vexing issue of interoperability, does the news that five big vendors are joining forces for data exchange signal a significant step forward? Or is it just a marketing ploy that will make for more walls?
By Tom Sullivan 12:00 am April 15, 2013
When Bob Brown and Steven Waldren, MD, undertook a research project for AHRQ they encountered, very early on, a lack of clear definitions regarding technical functions that various care settings need information technologies to perform. Among the reasons: At least in the EHR realm, vendors and policymakers are working together but the users -...
By Diana Manos 12:00 am April 15, 2013
Kentucky, a state with roughly four million people has achieved what many much more populated states have not yet been able to accomplish, according to its regional extension center leaders.
By Bernie Monegain 12:00 am April 15, 2013
There was no shortage of big news made -- or announced -- at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans. As elusive as interoperability has been, the time has come, and people from every part of the industry are taking it seriously, including the CommonWell Health Alliance.
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By Diana Manos 09:41 am April 04, 2013
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Farzad Mostashari and the federal Health IT Policy Committee on April 3 took a hard look at a new vendor-led coalition to promote interoperability, called the CommonWell Health Alliance.
By Mike Miliard 10:54 am March 29, 2013
A new advocacy group launched at HIMSS13 in New Orleans earlier this month. The imPatient Movement wants to change the conversation about patient engagement -- giving voice to healthcare consumers and pushing for more fruitful data exchange between patients and their physicians.
By Diana Manos 11:10 am March 28, 2013
As the number of mobile health apps continue to grow, along with public demand for them, one company has found a way to open the pipelines of innovation by eliminating the need for multiple application programming interfaces (APIs).
By Diana Manos 11:19 am March 21, 2013
In the third of three hearings held by subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Farzad Mostashari, MD, reassured a congressional panel that health IT interoperability will take some dramatic leaps forward within the next two years.
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By Bernie Monegain 09:33 am March 11, 2013
Interoperability was one of the most talked about topics throughout 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition this past week. Before heading to New Orleans for the event, Healthcare IT News asked ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, for his take on interoperability, and what it would take to achieve it sooner rather than later.

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