Mostashari Says ONC Using Every Lever To Advance Exchange

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | March 21, 2013

Today in the third of three hearings held by subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for health IT reassured a congressional panel that health IT interoperability will take some dramatic leaps forward within the next two years.

Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX) vice-chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, questioned the sluggishness of interoperability.

“We do hear about this a lot,” Burgess said. “Even anecdotally, hospital systems in the same city, that have the same operating system aren’t talking to each other.”