Adrian Gropper, MD is the volunteer CTO of the non-profit Patient Privacy Rights Foundation where he brings training as an engineer from MIT and physician from Harvard Medical School followed by a career as a medical device entrepreneur. He founded three regulated medical diagnostics businesses including AMICAS as the first Web-based radiology PACS and the first to provide imaging links in electronic health records. He participated in the founding of many healthcare interoperability initiatives including Blue Button, Direct Project, and Health Relationship Trust (HEART) and speaks frequently on privacy engineering in health care.
His paper won a prize at ONC’s 2016 Blockchain Health competition. His current project, Trustee by HIE of One (Health Information Exchange of One), uses public blockchains, standards, and Free software to enable patient-controlled independent health records that can span a lifetime. This reference implementation informs emerging blockchain standards development for identity, credentials, and reputation with groups that include W3C, IEEE, Kantara, OpenID Foundation, and others.