Healthcare leaders hail selection of Mostashari to lead ONC

| April 9, 2011

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Members of the healthcare community are praising the selection of Dr. Farzad Mostashari as the next head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS.

Mostashari succeeds Dr. David Blumenthal as head of the ONC

Mostashari previously was deputy national coordinator for programs and policy at the ONC. He joined the ONC in July 2009, according to the ONC's website.

Read more: Healthcare leaders hail selection of Mostashari to lead ONC

In other news also courtesy of same site, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has canceled her plans to speak at the American Hospital Association's annual meeting on April 11, as HHS and other agencies prepare for a federal government shutdown.

Read more: Looming shutdown keeps Sebelius away from AHA meeting

Really?  ONC can go on with business as usual with a vision for a new leader but its parent agency, HHS cannot? Huh?


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