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President Barack Obama has selected Aneesh Chopra, a former managing director at The Advisory Board (Washington), to serve as the nation's first Chief Technology Officer.

Chopra, currently Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia, was a senior executive and thought leader at the Advisory Board from 1997 to 2006. Chopra oversaw the firm's research on best practices for addressing key challenges confronting health care providers and payers. In this capacity he convened and counseled working groups of preeminent health system CIOs, CFOs, and health plan executives.

"Aneesh has long been a leading thinker about the critical intersection of health care and technology, and we are especially proud that he now has the opportunity to apply the best-practice principles and creative problem-solving approach he honed at the Advisory Board to the biggest challenges facing our nation," said Advisory Board CEO Robert Musslewhite.

The Advisory Board Company provides performance improvement services to the health care and education sectors – including operational best practices and insights, business intelligence and analytic tools, management training, unbiased technology evaluation, and consulting support.

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