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Dr. Farzad Mostashari Announced as New National Coordinator for HIT

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has named Dr. Farzad Mostashari as new National Coordinator for Health Information Technology within the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, succeeding Dr. David Blumenthal.

Dr. Mostashari has most recently been ONC Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy. Previously, he served at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as Assistant Commissioner for the Primary Care Information Project. He was one of the lead investigators in the outbreaks of West Nile Virus and anthrax in New York City, and among the first developers of real-time electronic disease surveillance systems nationwide.

Read more about Dr. Mostashari at the ONC HIT website.

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