With passion and emotion not seen in his predecessors, National HIT Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, M.D., keynoted HIMSS12 on Feb. 23, sharing his journey from leading the drives for public health surveillance and improved care and population management through better access to information in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to now leading the national drive to bring clinicians into the Information Age.

Following enactment of the HITECH Act in 2009 Mostashari was invited to join a group with the task of defining what the “meaningful use” of electronic health records in the law meant, and soon after joined the Office of the National Coordinator as a deputy national coordinator.

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