Mostashari will work “on a range of topics related to helping clinicians improve care and patient health through health IT, with a focus on small practice transformation by developing innovative payment models that can better support these types of practices,” the Brookings statement said.
As part of that work, Mostashari will seek to expand the reach of the Accountable Care Organization Learning Network, a project of Brookings and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. “In addition, he will work on continuing to expand the use of secure, private and accurate systems of electronic health-record adoption and health information exchange to support better medical practice,” according to the statement.
Mostashari, who steps down Oct. 5, is the fourth ONC chief since the position was created in 2004. He came to the ONC in July 2009 as deputy national coordinator after serving as New York City's assistant health commissioner. He succeeded Dr. David Blumenthal as the ONC leader in April 2011.
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