Chopra Resigns From White House

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | January 27, 2012

Aneesh Chopra, the federal government’s first chief technology officer and assistant to the president, has resigned, the White House announced Jan. 27. He is expected to leave in early February.

Chopra, who is known for his high-octane enthusiasm at healthcare and technology industry conferences, was instrumental in making developer challenges and contests a tool for government to use to promote innovative applications quickly and to complement traditional procurement methods and grants. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT was the first federal office to adopt the technology competitions...