HHS Consumer Health IT Summit Power-Charged for Progress

Diana Manos | Healthcare IT News | September 13, 2011

President Barack Obama proclaimed on Monday, in conjunction with the summit, that Sept. 11-16 would officially be federally recognized as National Health IT week going forward. Farzad Mostashari, MD, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, who moderated the summit, emphasized the new exciting times healthcare IT now faces. "It now costs nearly nothing to share ideas instantaneously with anyone, anywhere," he said. "This is changing our world, and healthcare." "Patients have that right to access their health information," Mostashari added. "We are here today to make it easy for them to have that right."