Update: Today and tomorrow, the leaders of NY Health community are gathering at the Digital Health Conference. I will be in attendance and would enjoy meeting any readers who will be there. You can contact me my Twitter handle (see sidebar on the right) or via my LinkedIn profile. I will be speaking at the event. I will touch on forward-looking providers I wrote about in the the Patient-Provider Communication chapter of the upcoming Patient Engagement book commissioned by HIMSS (book release will be prior to HIMSS annual conference). I look forward to speaking with Forbes readers who are able to attend. You can follow the hashtag #DHC12 for more on the event happenings.
Perhaps it’s not surprising since the czar of health technology for the federal government is Dr. Farzad Mostashari who was a leader in the public health scene for New York prior to his current post. He is the leader of the Office of the National Coordinator in Health & Human Services. This was an office established by the Bush Administration and then the Obama Administration has doubled down on it to bring healthIT in the U.S. out of the dark ages.