Friday, April 8, 2011

Farzad Mostashari Named ONC Head

Announcement from the ONC Web Site: 
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 and serves as Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy.
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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cleveland Clinic's former Chief Experience Officer on Being a Patient

Bridget Duffy, former chief exprience officer at the Cleveland Clinic, and now CEO at ExperiaHealth, talks about her experience as a patient and how the patient’s exprience in healthcare needs to change.

Bridget Duffy at Gel Health 2009 from Gel Conference on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Waiver Designs in Connection with the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Innovation Center

Waiver Designs in Connection With the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Innovation Center