The Advisory Board Company, a global research, technology, and consulting firm based out of Washington, D.C., announced Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is returning to the company as senior advisor of healthcare technology strategy for the company. Chopra will consult with member hospitals on integral technology and open data issues, as well as contribute to the company's business development and strategic planning efforts.
"I am excited to return to The Advisory Board Company, where I spent close to a decade of my career," Chopra said in a statement. "The firm has always been dedicated to identifying and disseminating best practice research, and I am thrilled about how the Advisory Board has grown to offer best-in-class technology products. This combination of research-driven insights and innovative software is creating groundbreaking change in the health care industry by equipping members to capitalize on the power of technology to improve health outcomes while reducing costs."
Chopra was appointed by President Barack Obama as the nation's first CTO and previously served as Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In his former senior management position at The Advisory Board Company, Chopra served as a managing director and led research on optimizing staff productivity, improving hospital and health plan financial performance, and collaborating with physicians to enhance quality while lowering costs