Chopra to Join The Advisory Board Company

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Aneesh Chopra will join The Advisory Board Company as a Senior Advisor for Health Care Technology Strategy, the company announced Friday.

Chopra, the nation’s first Federal Chief Technology Officer who left the White House earlier this month after spending more than two and a half years in the position, worked at The Advisory Board Company, a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ stock exchange, from April of 1997 to January of 2006 when he was the company’s Managing Director.

In his new role, he 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, the company said.

“I am excited to return to The Advisory Board Company, where I spent close to a decade of my career,” Chopra said.  ”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.”

The Advisory Board Company is a global research, technology, and consulting firm partnering with 125,000 leaders in 3,200 organizations across health care and higher education, according to the firm.

Jeff Zients, the current Acting Director at the Office of Management and Budget, was previously the Chief Operating Officer of DGB Enterprises, a holding company for The Advisory Board Company, along with other firms.

The company provides strategic guidance, actionable insights, web-based software solutions, and comprehensive implementation and management services.

“As the Federal government’s first CTO, Aneesh drove sweeping change with his signature optimism and passion for the transformative power of technology,” said Robert Musslewhite, Chief Executive Officer of The Advisory Board Company.  ”We are thrilled to tap into his unique insights and experience to spur innovation and benefit our members.”

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