Matthew Holt

Interview: John White, Director IT, AHRQ

Last week I got to spend some quality time in Washington DC including moderating a panel looking at new research behind physician-patient communication at the annual AHRQ conference. AHRQ will play a significant role in comparative effectiveness research, as it basically is channeling the $1 billion or so in the stimulus package for that. But AHRQ is also pretty active in trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t in health care IT, and has an online resource center about that too.

The man running AHRQ’s initiatives in IT is John White, who’s affable, amusing and has an interesting point of view or two. So to let you know a little more about the mysteries of government, here’s my interview with John.

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