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Farzad Mostashari


May 13, 2015  3:15 PM

Health Datapalooza 2015 to showcase health IT rock stars

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Big Data, Farzad Mostashari, Karen DeSalvo, open health data, Todd Park

It's probably the only major health IT industry event at which you can play mini-golf all day. Welcome to Health Datapalooza 2015. The name of the May 31-June 3 conference pays homage to rock music festival culture, and Health Datapalooza flaunts its...

August 20, 2013  2:19 PM

HIMSS requests extension to meet requirements for stage 2 of meaningful use

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Farzad Mostashari, HIMSS, Kathleen Sebelius, Marilyn Tavenner, meaningful use attestation, meaningful use stage 2

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is asking  healthcare officials to extend the attestation period for stage 2 of meaningful use to 18 months, instead of the planned timeframe of a year. A formal


August 9, 2013  11:06 AM

Dr. Mostashari, care coordination really stinks in my city

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
care coordination, Farzad Mostashari, Interoperability and health information exchange

Federal HIT coordinator Farzad Mostashari, M.D. made waves this week, announcing his resignation effective this fall. Tributes and accolades, all deserved, are rolling...


May 2, 2013  11:59 AM

ONC revokes meaningful use certification of EHR products

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR certification, EHR decertification, EHR systems, Farzad Mostashari, ONC

The process of selecting the right EHR vendor to qualify for meaningful use has been long and involved for many healthcare facilities. A recent government ruling may further complicate that process and make providers think twice before they


March 11, 2013  10:18 AM

How will regulators measure the success of meaningful use objectives?

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR implementation, Farzad Mostashari, Kathleen Sebelius, Marilyn Tavenner, Meaningful use

Before National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, M.D., took the stage to deliver his keynote address on the final day of HIMSS 2013, organizers played a prerecorded video message from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. She spoke briefly about how to measure the success of health IT...


March 6, 2013  3:51 PM

Mostashari explains logic behind meaningful use goals

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR incentive, Farzad Mostashari, HIMSS 2013

NEW ORLEANS -- In her HIMSS 2013 keynote address, CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said, in cooperation with National HIT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, her...


February 7, 2013  4:54 PM

Mostashari warns of tighter EHR regulations if vendors don’t improve

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Farzad Mostashari, health IT policy committee, Meaningful use

U.S. National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, M.D., has a message to EHR vendors who put profits ahead of care quality: stricter EHR regulations may be...


November 21, 2012  12:51 PM

And now, we give thanks for the future of health IT

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
e-patient Dave, Farzad Mostashari, HIE, mHealth, Regina Holliday

While it would have been fun to post a photo of the Thanksgiving diorama the SearchHealthIT staff built in the lunch room – the Farzad cutout in the pilgrim outfit looked particularly realistic – we'll settle for giving you a few things we're thankful for as we pause for the holiday...


April 8, 2011  11:32 AM

Mostashari replaces Blumenthal as national coordinator

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
Beacon Community, David Blumenthal, Farzad Mostashari, HIE, Meaningful use, ONC, REC

Dr. Farzad Mostashari is the new national coordinator for health information technology, the Department of Health & Human Services has announced. He replaces


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