4 Potential Candidates To Replace Mostashari

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | August 7, 2013

The announcement Aug. 6 that Farzad Mostashari, MD, would be stepping down from his job as national coordinator for health information technology this fall  led much praise about his passion for the work, and his many achievements.

However, no one who spoke with Healthcare IT News was willing to offer names of potential candidates to fill what many say are extraordinarily big shoes.

Bill Spooner, vice president and chief information officer of Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, said he couldn't immediately suggest a successor, but did offer that, "I would like to see someone from community healthcare, where adoption and patient engagement are still challenging, lead ONC."