Farzad Mostashari Looks Back as He Steps Down

The departing National Coordinator for Health IT reflects on the effect of the sequester, says meaningful use Stage 2 is a done deal, and lauds the free market for EHRs.

1 comments on "Farzad Mostashari Looks Back as He Steps Down"
Frank Poggio (9/24/2013 at 2:56 PM)

Re: "What I do know is that two-thirds of the market has already certified for Stage 2, by which I mean if you look at the market share, those vendors that account for two-thirds of the existing attestations have already certified, and there are more in the pipeline..." Boy this shows his lack of understanding of the real market. If it's a simple vendor count then maybe its 2/3, but what he has not factored in is many vendors sell and supports different packages (like McKesson sells Paragon, Star, Horizon, etc) and only one of those packages is certified. Meditech another large vendor supports at leadt two, if not three versions of its software. If you consider products (as opposed to vendors) I bet it's way below 30%. He might respond that if you are running an older product ...just upgrade. Hey- that's only $10mill and a years worth of work.


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