ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari To Step Down
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8/13/2013 | 9:31:26 PM
re: ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari To Step Down
I honestly do not envy MostashariG«÷s successor. Anyone taking the helm of the ONC at this point in time with Meaningful Use stage 2 around the corner and the growing unrest surrounding healthcare IT is going to have a rough time. That being said, I think that Mostashari has actually done a pretty decent job as head of the ONC as can be seen by the rising number of providers with EHR systems and the growing popularity of the healthcare IT industry.

Jay Simmons
Information Week Contributor
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8/7/2013 | 11:15:50 PM
re: ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari To Step Down
As he departs Dr. M is receiving many accolades, some I am sure are deserved, but I canG«÷t help thinking that he is leaving at a personally opportune time. HeG«÷s pumped this HiTech Certification/MU baby up as the next savior of the heathcare system, yet the real proof of that is still years off. Stage 2 is turning out to be a mess both for providers and vendors seeking certification, and the penalties donG«÷t hit for another year and half.
The negatives are just beginning, so a good time to leave would seem to be
right now and leverage that to bigger and better opportunities.

If he cares so much about improving care
coordination, as he vividly describes in his staff memo, why give it only 2
years effort??
Frank Poggio
The Kelzon Group

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