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ONC's Mostashari Announces Departure



No clear reason or firm date was given for Farzad Mostashari's plan to exit the Office of the National Coordinator. His unexpected move comes at a critical time as HHS grapples with complex issues over the implementation of Meaningful Use Stage 2.



1 comments on "ONC's Mostashari Announces Departure"
FLPoggio (8/7/2013 at 10:17 AM)

As he departs Dr. M is receiving many accolades, some I am sure are deserved, but I can't help thinking that he is leaving at a personally opportune time. He'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 don'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 KelzonGroup.com