8 Questions For HHS’ Former Information Technology Guru

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT) -- After four years preaching the gospel of electronic health records and accountable care, Farzad Mostashari stepped down this month as the Obama administration’s point man on health information technology and joined the Brookings Institution. Law360 spoke with him Friday about rapid progress under the Affordable Care Act and how entrenched workplace culture impedes the law’s promises of better outcomes and lower costs.

Here, a lightly edited transcript of the conversation with the former national coordinator for health IT at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services....
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