Last week, the Health Forum and American Hospital Association Leadership Summit was held in San Francisco, CA. The overall theme of the leadership summit was getting from the first curve to the second curve creating the value proposition on how hospitals implement health information technology. During the summit, Matthew Weinstock, Senior Editor of Hospitals and Health Networks sat down with ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari, M.D. to discuss some of the trends he sees in health IT implementation.
With the final rules governing Stage 2 of meaningful use on track to be released later this summer, Mostashari says regulations will push on standards-based exchange and patient engagement continuing what was in stage 1. When asked about industry getting to the proverbial second curve Mostashari stated, “nobody who’s on the second curve who has really transformed care delivery has done it without IT.” Other key highlights of the video interview include:
- How do we effectively use data
- Business case for health information exchanges
- Address the IT workforce shortages