Mostashari, CMS lay out HIE long view

  • What: Offering a long-range vision and noting healthcare’s complexity — compared to, say, standardizing ATMs — Mostashari explained that federal health IT policies and programs are foundational tools, but not single solutions in their own right to the problems facing American healthcare.
  • Who: Farzad Mostashari, MD, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Why: Between meaningful use stage 2, which is heavy on health information exchange, and the Affordable Care Act’s delivery and payment reforms in Medicare and Medicaid, the “overarching policy intent” is enabling care coordination and collaboration.
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