June 18, 2014
Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, launched a startup this week, called Aledade, that will partner with independent primary care physicians to help them join or form accountable care organizations.
"For me, health IT was never the 'ends', but a 'means' to better health and better care, and I...
November 6, 2013
In one of his first public appearances after stepping down from the ONC, former National Coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari didn't talk much about his future plans. But, speaking at the Digital Health Innovation Summit in Boston, he did give his perspective on a number of issues in healthcare and healthcare technology.
Mostashari told interviewer Thomas Goetz, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...
September 19, 2013
Departing national health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari would prefer that the Food and Drug Administration unilaterally issue a long-anticipated final guidance on mobile medical apps rather than waiting for inter-agency consensus with the Federal Communications Commission and Mostashari's own Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
"I testified before Congress...
April 1, 2013
Early Monday morning, RunKeeper, maker of the popular fitness tracker app of the same name, tweeted, "We're revealing a real treat today: RunKeeper for iPad! Check it out!" and included links to both a blog post and a dedicated page on the company website.
"We're always trying to do more to make running and getting in shape easier and more intuitive," the post says. "In the process, we've...
January 30, 2012
Last week Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services, penned a column on his top five health IT predictions for the year ahead. Not surprisingly, Mostashari expects consumers to use eHealth to get more involved in managing their own health.
"I believe this year we will see consumers and patients use...
November 2, 2011
ONC National Health IT Coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is conducting a series of focus groups to gauge consumer opinion on privacy and security of mobile health technologies.
ONC's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, which is running the focus groups, is looking to "explore the attitudes and preferences of a diverse...