21 February 2012
Interview with Dr. Farzad Mostashari
Alex Howard, Government 2.0 Correspondent for O'Reilly Media, recently conducted an interview with the National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, about the current state and future of health information technology. During the interview, Dr. Mostashari discusses the success of increased adoption of electronic health records in physicians offices since the passing of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. He applauds the technologic innovation in the health IT marketplace as well as open standards in healthcare software development. Dr. Mostashari believes these innovations will encourage patients to become more engaged in their healthcare leading to the emergence of a system of practitioners and "epatients," or "engaged/empowered patients."
Read the full interview and view Dr. Mostashari's joint TEDMED talk with Aneesh Chopra below or at the original source found here.
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