Joining the Health IT Revolution: Dr. Mostashari Congratulates Community College Consortia Graduates

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), US Department of Health and Human Services, delivers a keynote speech at the Northern Virginia Community College graduation ceremony, which is among the first graduating classes of the Community College Consortia Program. He congratulates the students on graduating and explains the importance of ONC Workforce Programs in building the skilled health information technology workforce needed to transform our nation’s health care system. Dr. Mostashari cites examples of the diverse set of Community College Consortia graduates from across the country who have gone on to utilize their experience in a variety of ways to help providers adopt and implement electronic health records. Learn more about the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care Program: healthit.hhs.gov

Dr. Mostashari Delivers Graduation Speech at Northern Virginia Community College

Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator of Health Information Technology for the US Department of Health and Human Services, delivers a keynote speech at the Northern Virginia Community College graduation ceremony. He explains to graduates the importance of their role in the health care revolution occurring across the country through the implementation of health IT. He also provides an explanation as to why this health care revolution is happening now, discussing the HITECH Act, meaningful use incentive payments, and EHR implementation statistics. In addition, Dr. Mostashari explains that health IT is not simply about technology, but instead about a health care transformation. He concludes by reminding graduates that the patient and patient privacy should be at the center of their work. Learn more about the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care Program: healthit.hhs.gov
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