Mike Farahbakhshian

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Mike Farahbakhshian was a mild mannered Health Information Technologist until one day he was accidentally exposed to a blast of gamma radiation. Now, whenever he becomes angry, Mike bursts from his clothing to become a giant, green, monster. Since health interoperability angers him often, he usually stays in this form. In this monstrous, virescent shape, he travels the land with his sidekick Sprout, offering people canned vegetables at reasonable prices. When not in hulk form, Mike serves By Light as Associate VP for Healthcare Business Development. He can be reached at [email protected] His duties include corporate growth, smashing things and walking down a deserted highway while sad piano music plays… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzMSfaNXYZg

Meaningless Use: The Lighter Side of Health IT: Wear and Tear

By Mike Farahbakhshian In this month’s article, Mike Farahbakhshian shares his midlife crisis with you, with ruminations on aging, legacy technology, and why “new &...

DHIT-Faced: One Man’s Sober Reflections on The Defense Health IT Symposium

By Mike Farahbakshian In this month’s article, Mike Farahbakhshian abstains at DHITS to deliver his take-aways from all the morning sessions you were too hung...

Cernering the Market

By Mike Farahbakshian In this month’s article, Mike Farahbakhshian lets his OCD get the best of him, and explores all the overlooked effects and loose ends...

An Immodest Proposal

By Mike Farahbakhshian Editor’s Note: In this month’s article, Mike Farahbakhshian lets his position as a thought leader in the Health IT community go to...

We Are All Just Prisoners Here, of Our Own Device: The...

By Mike Farahbakhshian, By Light In this month’s article, Mike Farahbakhshian walks us through the greatest health IT challenge of the next decade: securing medical...

A Health Futurist’s Wish List For 2017

By Mike Farahbakhshian, By Light In this month’s article, Mike Farahbakhshian discusses how to use Big Data analytics to improve pharmacovigilance, tackle suicide and opioid...

Gods in the Machine: MUMPS, NoSQL, and the Internet of Things

In this month’s article. Mike Farahbakhshian shows how ancient superstitions live once more, as massive distributed systems like NoSQL and IoT evolve beyond data...

Blockchain: The Missing Link in Healthcare

Flash Back to 2010. Ah, 2010. Those halcyon days of innocence. Before the Harlem Shake. Back then, I was full of what I believed were good...

Forget About the House, Is There a Doctor in the IT...

By Light Provides IT Community with Clinicotechnical Center of Excellence If you’re reading these words, you’re too late. The fusion of medicine and technology has occurred....