Digital Health and Innovation with Aneesh Chopra, MPP

A presentation about industry and policy implications surrounding the adoption of digital health. 

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Aneesh Chopra 
Aneesh Chopra, MPP

Aneesh Chopra is the President of CareJourney, an open data service that helps providers, payers and pharma market leaders make smarter decisions in the move to value. He co-founded its parent company, Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery” incubating ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets; served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer (’09-’12) and the fourth Virginia Secretary of Technology (’06-’09). His public service focused on better public/private collaboration as described in his 2014 book, "Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.”

In 2017, he joined the Board of the Health Care Cost Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit organization focused on complete, accurate, unbiased health care utilization and cost information. In 2015, he served as the inaugural Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School; in 2011, Modern Healthcare named him to its list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare; and in 2008, Government Technology magazine named him in as one of its top 25 "Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers.”

He earned his master's degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School in 1997 and his bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994.

Edward Yurcisin
Edward Yurcisin

Edward Yurcisin leads NCQA’s technology strategy and execution, helping advance continued digital innovation. As Chief Technology Officer, he is responsible for providing organization-wide leadership and direction across products and services, enterprise operations, IT infrastructure, and security.

Ed is a proven technology leader with significant experience implementing technology and data solutions for health care payer and provider customers. Ed joined NCQA in 2022, after serving in C-level positions across leading health care and technology organizations, including Chief Technology Officer at Embedded Healthcare, Chief Product Officer at Onyx Technologies, Chief Data Officer at CareJourney, and Chief Information Officer at PeraHealth. Ed also led several initiatives to improve diversity, including developing a technical recruiting pipeline in Latin America.

Ed holds a BA in Economics with a focus on Econometrics and Quantitative Economics from Duke University.

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