Farzad Mostashari

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Mostashari: Obama Reelection Points To Critical Role Of Data

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | November 7, 2012

Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, said that data and analytics played a critical role in the campaign and re-election of President Barack Obama – mirroring the growing importance of data in healthcare. Read More »

Mostashari: Slow But Steady Interoperability Progress

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 11, 2013

Achieving Farzad Mostashari’s vision for a U.S. healthcare system where “every encounter and every patient has access to all the world’s knowledge” will require a balancing of standards and innovation and a combination of IT and process change. Read More »

Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall

Dave Chase | Forbes | June 5, 2013

Remarkable progress has been made since I posted a recap of the first White House Roundtable on Patient Access to Health Data took place a year ago that I’ve appended below. Read More »

Office Of The National Coordinator For Health IT Tackles Pressing EHR Issues

Sheri Porter | AAFP | June 12, 2013

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which was enacted as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is designed to stimulate the adoption of health information technology in the United States. [...] Read More »

ONC Advancing Blue Button, CDS Standards Efforts

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 24, 2012

Developers in an ONC voluntary community are beginning to drill down into what will be required to automate the Blue Button feature to exchange patient health information at the consumer’s request under different scenarios. Read More »

ONC Aims To Crack Barriers That Slow HIE In 2013

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | December 21, 2012

At the dawn of 2013, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will launch a number of activities that aim to unleash growth in health information exchange and establish rules of the road in coordination with other governance groups. Read More »

ONC Announces Winners of Blue Button + Challenge

Adam Wong | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services | September 16, 2013

The winner of ONC’s Blue Button Co-Design Challenge, the third challenge this year, is GenieMD! What was the focus of this Blue Button Challenge? This Challenge tasked developers with creating apps that implement and use Blue Button + functionality to address one of several patient problems. [...]

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ONC Certification Mark To Assure Of Functionality, Interop

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | July 11, 2013

As we reach the "tipping point" of electronic health record adoption, the Office of the National Coordinator has issued a mark for EHRs and other health IT products, meant to serve as visual proof that they can offer functionality, interoperability and security. Read More »

ONC challenges developers to mash up Blue Button, big data

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | June 6, 2012

Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, announced a Blue Button Mash-Up challenge that will have a “different flavor” by bringing big data together for the individual...ONC will award $75,000 in prize money for the winning apps, which are to be submitted by Sept. 5.

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ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari To Step Down

Alex Kane Rudansky | InformationWeek | August 7, 2013

Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health IT at Health and Human Services [HHS], will step down from his position this fall Read More »

ONC Chief Scientist Doug Fridsma Resigns

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | September 22, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on Monday announced that Doug Fridsma, MD is stepping down from his post as chief scientist.  Fridsma’s departure comes on the heels of other high-profile resignations, notably the so-called consumerista Lygeia Ricciardi and chief privacy officer Joy Pritts...

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ONC Chief Urges Vendors To Go For Blue Button ASAP

Mary Mosquera | Healthcare IT News | September 12, 2012

Farzad Mostashari, MD, the national health IT coordinator, has challenged vendors to make it easy for consumers by early 2013 to view, download and transmit to another party their health information in the form of a Blue Button feature. Read More »

ONC Drops Pursuit Of NwHIN Governance

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | September 10, 2012

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has dropped pursuit of a regulation for establishing “rules of the road” for the nationwide health information network (NwHIN) based on feedback it has received. Read More »

ONC HIE Framework A Guide And 'Living Document'

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | May 3, 2013

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has published a governance framework for health information exchange aimed at helping HIEs and other health organizations “align their work with national priorities.” Read More »

ONC Looks To Make Blue Button Public, Boost Patient Engagement

Ed Burns | TechTarget | September 12, 2012

Blue Button may have started as a patient engagement tool that allows veterans to access their health information electronically, but government IT officials are looking to bring this type of functionality to civilian patients, too. Read More »