Farzad Mostashari

Summary

Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A tale of two large community electronic health record extension projects
    Farzad Mostashari
    Primary Care Information Project, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:345-56. 2009
  2. pmc Smoking practices in New York City: the use of a population-based survey to guide policy-making and programming
    Farzad Mostashari
    Bureau of Epidemiology Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Urban Health 82:58-70. 2005
  3. pmc Dead bird clusters as an early warning system for West Nile virus activity
    Farzad Mostashari
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York 10013, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:641-6. 2003
  4. pmc Use of ambulance dispatch data as an early warning system for communitywide influenzalike illness, New York City
    Farzad Mostashari
    Bureau of Epidemiology Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Urban Health 80:i43-9. 2003
  5. doi request reprint Impact of integrating public health clinical decision support alerts into electronic health records on testing for gastrointestinal illness
    Winfred Y Wu
    Primary Care Information Project, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Queens, NY, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 18:224-7. 2012
  6. pmc Adult tobacco use levels after intensive tobacco control measures: New York City, 2002-2003
    Thomas R Frieden
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York 10013, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1016-23. 2005
  7. pmc Use of pharmacy data to evaluate smoking regulations' impact on sales of nicotine replacement therapies in New York City
    Kristina B Metzger
    Bureau of Epidemiology Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth St, Room 315, CN 6, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1050-5. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Syndromic surveillance in public health practice, New York City
    Richard Heffernan
    Bureau of Communicable Disease, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York 10013, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:858-64. 2004
  9. pmc Diarrheal illness detected through syndromic surveillance after a massive power outage: New York City, August 2003
    Melissa A Marx
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth St, Room 219, Box 22A, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:547-53. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a large-scale distribution programme of free nicotine patches: a prospective evaluation
    Nancy Miller
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Lancet 365:1849-54. 2005

Research Grants

  1. Bringing Measurement to the Point of Care
    Farzad Mostashari; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. doi request reprint A tale of two large community electronic health record extension projects
    Farzad Mostashari
    Primary Care Information Project, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:345-56. 2009
    ..Both, however, offer valuable insights that can be applied elsewhere...
  2. pmc Smoking practices in New York City: the use of a population-based survey to guide policy-making and programming
    Farzad Mostashari
    Bureau of Epidemiology Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Urban Health 82:58-70. 2005
    ..In conclusion, large, local surveys can provide essential data to effectively advocate for, plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive tobacco control program...
  3. pmc Dead bird clusters as an early warning system for West Nile virus activity
    Farzad Mostashari
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York 10013, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:641-6. 2003
    ..This adaptation of the scan statistic could also be useful in other infectious disease surveillance systems, including those for bioterrorism...
  4. pmc Use of ambulance dispatch data as an early warning system for communitywide influenzalike illness, New York City
    Farzad Mostashari
    Bureau of Epidemiology Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Urban Health 80:i43-9. 2003
    ..More work needs to be done to evaluate the sensitivity of this approach for detecting nonrespiratory illness and more localized outbreaks...
  5. doi request reprint Impact of integrating public health clinical decision support alerts into electronic health records on testing for gastrointestinal illness
    Winfred Y Wu
    Primary Care Information Project, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Queens, NY, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 18:224-7. 2012
    ..After controlling for standard public health messaging and season, decision support resulted in a significant increase in laboratory testing and may be useful in enhancing public health messaging and provider action...
  6. pmc Adult tobacco use levels after intensive tobacco control measures: New York City, 2002-2003
    Thomas R Frieden
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York 10013, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1016-23. 2005
    ..We sought to determine the impact of comprehensive tobacco control measures in New York City...
  7. pmc Use of pharmacy data to evaluate smoking regulations' impact on sales of nicotine replacement therapies in New York City
    Kristina B Metzger
    Bureau of Epidemiology Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth St, Room 315, CN 6, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1050-5. 2005
    ..To assess the impact of these policies on smoking cessation in New York City, we examined over-the-counter sales of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products...
  8. ncbi request reprint Syndromic surveillance in public health practice, New York City
    Richard Heffernan
    Bureau of Communicable Disease, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York 10013, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:858-64. 2004
    ..Eighty-three percent of the signals for diarrhea and 88% of the signals for vomiting occurred during periods of suspected norovirus and rotavirus transmission...
  9. pmc Diarrheal illness detected through syndromic surveillance after a massive power outage: New York City, August 2003
    Melissa A Marx
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth St, Room 219, Box 22A, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:547-53. 2006
    ..We investigated increases in diarrheal illness detected through syndromic surveillance after a power outage in New York City on August 14, 2003...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of a large-scale distribution programme of free nicotine patches: a prospective evaluation
    Nancy Miller
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Lancet 365:1849-54. 2005
    ..We did a 6 month follow-up survey to assess the success of this programme in improving smoking cessation on a population basis...
  11. pmc Enhanced drop-in syndromic surveillance in New York City following September 11, 2001
    Debjani Das
    Syndromic Surveillance, New York City Department of Health, New York, New York 10013
    J Urban Health 80:i76-88. 2003
    ..The resources required to operate such a system, however, cannot be sustained for the long term. This system was changed to an electronic-based ED syndromic system using triage log data that remains in operation...
  12. pmc Clinical evaluation of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulance dispatch-based syndromic surveillance system, New York City
    Jane Greenko
    Bureau of Communicable Disease, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Urban Health 80:i50-6. 2003
    ..While EMS-based surveillance is more sensitive for severe illness and for illness affecting older individuals, there is not necessarily a loss of timeliness associated with EMS-based (versus ED-based) surveillance...
  13. pmc Evaluation of school absenteeism data for early outbreak detection, New York City
    Melanie Besculides
    Communicable Disease, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:105. 2005
    ..This paper describes an evaluation of the utility of school absenteeism data for early outbreak detection in New York City (NYC)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Colon cancer screening practices in New York City, 2003: results of a large random-digit dialed telephone survey
    Lorna E Thorpe
    Division of Epidemiology, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York 10013, USA
    Cancer 104:1075-82. 2005
    ..New York City (NYC) has one of the highest concentrations of gastroenterologists in the country, yet only 33% of colorectal cancers in NYC are diagnosed early, and approximately 1500 New Yorkers die from colorectal cancer each year...
  15. pmc Monitoring the impact of influenza by age: emergency department fever and respiratory complaint surveillance in New York City
    Donald R Olson
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e247. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of emergency department (ED) chief complaint data for measuring influenza-attributable morbidity by age and by predominant circulating virus...
  16. pmc Long-term prognosis for clinical West Nile virus infection
    Anne Labowitz Klee
    New York City Department of Health, New York City, New York, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1405-11. 2004
    ..More studies are needed to document the long-term sequelae of this increasingly common infection...
  17. pmc Syndromic surveillance using ambulatory electronic health records
    George Hripcsak
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY, 10032, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:354-61. 2009
    ..To assess the performance of electronic health record data for syndromic surveillance and to assess the feasibility of broadly distributed surveillance...
  18. pmc Using health information exchange to improve public health
    Jason S Shapiro
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:616-23. 2011
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  19. ncbi request reprint Discordance between sexual behavior and self-reported sexual identity: a population-based survey of New York City men
    Preeti Pathela
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10013, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:416-25. 2006
    ..The former group could play an important role in the spread of sexually transmitted diseases...
  20. pmc Benefits and barriers to electronic laboratory results reporting for notifiable diseases: the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene experience
    Trang Quyen Nguyen
    EIS Field Assignments Branch of the Office of Workforce and Career Development at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:S142-5. 2007
    ..We assessed the ELR experience of New York City's surveillance programs to identify barriers to ELR implementation and generalizable lessons about automated electronic notifiable disease surveillance...
  21. doi request reprint Evaluation of a pilot respiratory virus surveillance system linking electronic health record and diagnostic data
    Teeb Al-Samarrai
    Division of Epidemiology, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 19:322-9. 2013
    ..During the onset of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) (pH1N1), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene implemented a pilot respiratory virus surveillance system...
  22. pmc Health care access and utilization among women who have sex with women: sexual behavior and identity
    Bonnie D Kerker
    NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Epidemiology, Bureau of Epidemiology Services, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Urban Health 83:970-9. 2006
    ....
  23. pmc Using electronic health record alerts to provide public health situational awareness to clinicians
    Joseph Lurio
    Institute for Family Health, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:217-9. 2010
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  24. ncbi request reprint The New York City Smoke-Free Air Act: second-hand smoke as a worker health and safety issue
    Christina Chang
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, 10013, USA
    Am J Ind Med 46:188-95. 2004
    ..Continued exposure to second-hand smoke in New York City prompted a renewed debate about a broader smoke-free air law...
  25. doi request reprint Deaths preventable in the U.S. by improvements in use of clinical preventive services
    Thomas A Farley
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York 10013, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:600-9. 2010
    ..Healthcare reform plans refer to improved quality, but there is little quantification of potential health benefits of quality care...
  26. pmc Mass smallpox vaccination and cardiac deaths, New York City, 1947
    Lorna E Thorpe
    Division of Epidemiology, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York 10013, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:917-20. 2004
    ..No increases in cardiac deaths were observed...
  27. ncbi request reprint The business end of health information technology. Can a fully integrated electronic health record increase provider productivity in a large community practice?
    Samantha De Leon
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 161 William Street, 5th Floor, CN 52, New York, NY 10038, USA
    J Med Pract Manage 25:342-9. 2010
    ..The majority of the productivity gains occurred after the practice instituted a pay-for-performance program, enabled by the data capture of the EHRs. Coupled with pay-for-performance, EHRs can spur rapid gains in provider productivity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous anthrax associated with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and coagulopathy in a 7-month-old infant
    Abigail Freedman
    Department of Pediatrics, New York University Medical Center, 550 First Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
    JAMA 287:869-74. 2002
    ..The systemic manifestations of the disease persisted for nearly a month despite corticosteroid therapy, but resolved...
  29. doi request reprint Health care as if health mattered
    Thomas R Frieden
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth St, Room 331, New York, NY 10013, USA
    JAMA 299:950-2. 2008
  30. ncbi request reprint Integration of self-management tools in personal and provider e-health records
    Melinda Jenkins
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Primary Care Project, USA
    Stud Health Technol Inform 146:179-84. 2009
    ..Keeping in mind the potential of enhanced self-management support, challenges in basic issues such as user characteristics, practice traditions of data ownership and workflow, and financing are discussed...
  31. ncbi request reprint Spatial analysis of West Nile virus: rapid risk assessment of an introduced vector-borne zoonosis
    John S Brownstein
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2:157-64. 2002
    ..These new epidemiological methods aid in rapid entry point identification and spatial prediction of human risk of infection for introduced vector-borne pathogens...
  32. pmc Innovative surveillance methods for rapid detection of disease outbreaks and bioterrorism: results of an interagency workshop on health indicator surveillance
    Julie A Pavlin
    Department of Defense Global Emerging Infections System, Silver Spring, MD, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1230-5. 2003
    ..The consensus of the group was that a nationally led effort in developing health indicator surveillance methods is needed to promote effective, innovative systems...
  33. pmc A space-time permutation scan statistic for disease outbreak detection
    Martin Kulldorff
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e59. 2005
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  34. pmc Implementing syndromic surveillance: a practical guide informed by the early experience
    Kenneth D Mandl
    Children s Hospital Informatics Program, Division of Emergency Medicine, Center for Biopreparedness, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 11:141-50. 2004
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  35. ncbi request reprint Multivariate scan statistics for disease surveillance
    Martin Kulldorff
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Stat Med 26:1824-33. 2007
    ..The strongest signal was generated by a single data set and due to a familial outbreak of pinworm disease. The second and third strongest signals were generated by the combined strength of two of the three data sets...
  36. pmc Estimation of HIV prevalence, risk factors, and testing frequency among sexually active men who have sex with men, aged 18-64 years--New York City, 2002
    Susan E Manning
    Bureau of Family and Community Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108, USA
    J Urban Health 84:212-25. 2007
    ..Individual counseling and education interventions should focus on increasing condom use and encouraging safer sex practices among all sexually active MSM, particularly those groups with low levels of condom use and multiple sex partners...
  37. pmc Cardiac events in New Jersey after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack
    John R Allegra
    Morristown Memorial Hospital Residency in Emergency Medicine, Morristown, New Jersey, USA
    J Urban Health 82:358-63. 2005
    ..For the 60-day period after September 11, 2001, we found a statistically significant increase in the number of patients presenting with acute MI but no increase in patients admitted with tachyarrhythmias...
  38. ncbi request reprint Clinic record review of pediatric asthmatic patients after September 11, 2001, does not support authors' conclusions
    Thomas D Matte
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:989; author reply 989-90. 2004

Research Grants1

  1. Bringing Measurement to the Point of Care
    Farzad Mostashari; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....