Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What Lies Ahead for ONC: Meaningful Use and Beyond


In this presentation Farzad Mostashari focuses on the strategy, principles and future direction of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He outlines the notable health IT trends over the best year and gives and overview of the current efforts of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). He then goes on to show a future for healthcare in this country that is technology enabled and patient centered. This is an outstanding talk that is well worth your time...

What Lies Ahead for ONC: Meaningful Use and Beyond

Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM serves as National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Farzad joined ONC in July 2009.

Previously, he served at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as Assistant Commissioner for the Primary Care Information Project, where he facilitated the adoption of prevention-oriented health information technology by over 1,500 providers in underserved communities. Dr. Mostashari also led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded NYC Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics and an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded project focused on quality measurement at the point of care. Prior to this he established the Bureau of Epidemiology Services at the NYC Department of Health, charged with providing epidemiologic and statistical expertise and data for decision making to the health department.

He did his graduate training at the Harvard School of Public Health and Yale Medical School, internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. He was one of the lead investigators in the outbreaks of West Nile Virus and anthrax in New York City, and among the first developers of real-time electronic disease surveillance systems nationwide.

He gave an overview of this talk, Ignite style, at the first Health Foo in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is a great synopsis and a brilliant Ignite talk...