“As a member of the PPR team, I look forward to driving a national consensus on the most difficult issues in the information age, including respectful patient identity, trustworthy consent, research acceleration and effective public health,” Gropper said in a release.
It is not the first time that Gropper has served as a chief technology officer. He also worked in this role for one of the earliest personal health records companies, Watertown, Mass.-based MedCommons. But most recently, Gropper partnered with a public-private consortium—including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Veterans Affairs, the White House and other public and private groups—to develop the Blue Button+ system, which offers users the ability to download and share their personal health information and medical records.
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