Farzad Mostashari

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Survey Finds Docs Struggling To Meet MU

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 4, 2013

As of early 2012, only about 10 percent of U.S. physicians were meeting meaningful use standards with their digital health record systems, according to a survey in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More »

Texas Medical Association Slams ONC Safety Plan

Dan Bowman | FierceHealthIT | February 12, 2013

The health IT safety action plan proposed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in December is not specific enough to succeed, according to recent comments made by the Texas Medical Association. Read More »

The 128-Byte Data Field That Could Save Lives And Billions Of Dollars

Dan Munro | Forbes | March 25, 2013

I can easily think of 5 articles that highlight the extraordinary waste and cost of the U.S. healthcare system. [...] The PwC report concluded that about $1.2 trillion was wasted – each year. Here’s how PwC further categorized that waste... Read More »

The Cure Project Aims To Give Providers A Place At The HIT Table

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | March 4, 2013

Anyone wondering where the #EHRbacklash hashtag might be headed may have found some clarity at HIMSS13. The man behind the Twitter hashtag, Mosaica Partners vice president Bob Brown, along with Steven Waldren, MD, senior strategist for the American Academy of Family Physician's Center for Health IT, are spreading word about The Cure Project. Read More »

The Fax of Life

Sarah Kliff | Vox | October 30, 2017

When you walk into the Arlington Women’s Center, you see a spacious waiting room with artwork on the wall, maroon chairs, and a friendly receptionist sitting at the front desk. The obstetrics and gynecology practice serves a high-income suburb of Washington, DC. Framed photographs on the wall advertise the center’s physicians who’ve made lists of the city’s best doctors. It’s a modern, upscale doctor office. But when it needs to share patient records, it turns to an outdated technology: the fax machine...

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The HITECH Era – A Patient-Centered Perspective

Robert M. Wachter, Michael Blum, Aaron Neinstein, and Mark Savage | Connecting Health Data | October 10, 2017

We appreciate the recent perspectives published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 and the positive impact that it and resulting health IT policies have had on U.S. health care.1,2 The perspectives highlighted the remarkable increase in adoption and use of electronic health records (EHRs) over the past eight years, thanks to the HITECH Act and to ONC’s and CMS’s implementation of it with major advice and help from the multi-stakeholder HIT Policy and Standards committees...

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The Unfulfilled Promises Of Health Information Technology

Juergen Fritsch | Computerworld | February 27, 2013

[...] Realizing that the cost savings and improvements in healthcare delivery are nowhere near what was optimistically predicted in 2005, RAND recently commissioned a new study to take a fresh new look at the state of health information technology.  The new study paints a very different picture... Read More »

The Year In HIE: Public, Private Sectors Prodded To Interoperability

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 23, 2013

From the start, 2013 brought some the most scrutiny ever devoted to the issue of interoperability, inside the world of healthcare and broadly in the public. Read More »

VA Officials Chart Expanded Vision For Blue Button

Wyatt Kash | AOL Government | September 28, 2012

What began as a simple way to help veterans view their personal health information over the Internet is continuing to snowball into an electronic health record phenomena known as the Blue Button, now used by more than a million patients nationally and gaining wider adoption by certain health care providers. Read More »

Ways EHRs Can Lead To Unintended Safety Problems

Kevin B. O’Reilly | American Medical News | February 25, 2013

Wrong records and failures in data transfer impede physicians and harm patients, according to an analysis of health technology incidents. Read More »

What Will It Take To Successfully Implement Health IT Solutions?

Christina Cavoli | Segue Technologies | January 18, 2013

Incorporating health IT solutions to “fix” a troublesome healthcare system has long been touted as the backbone of healthcare reform. Health IT would not only greatly improve the delivery of care through increased performance, it could also largely pay for itself [...]. Read More »

White House Names Blue Button Innovation Fellows

Paul Barr | ModernHealthcare.com | August 23, 2012

President Barack Obama named three Presidential Innovation Fellows who will be charged with promoting wider use of the Blue Button, a health information technology service implemented in the Veterans Affairs Department to allow patients and their families to more easily download medical and health records. Read More »

Would Romney Kill Meaningful Use?

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | October 29, 2012

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is no stranger to health information technology advocacy. As governor of Massachusetts, he helped spur initiatives such as the $50 million nonprofit Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, for instance, and he signed a 2003 bill meant to enable Bay State providers to more widely adopt e-prescribing. Read More »

Health Affairs Briefing: Health Information Technology Adoption And Use

Event Details
Open Source Event
July 9, 2013 - 8:30am - 11:00am
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW Holeman Lounge, 13th Floor
Washington, DC
United States

On Tuesday, July 9, Health Affairs will host a briefing to report latest trends in health information technology adoption among US health care providers and hospitals.

The event will feature remarks from Farzad Mostashari, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services, and coincides with the release of three Web First papers from Health Affairs, as well as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual report on HIT Adoption. Read More »