CTO joins Hyperledger governing board

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Change Healthcare CTO Aaron Symanski will join the Hyperledger governing board, reflecting the company joining as a Premier Member in the project.

Hyperledger's goal is to help develop robust, industry-specific applications to support business. It started in 2016 and has grown to 140 members. It kicked off a Healthcare Working Group in October that has 425 technologists.

"We couldn't be happier to welcome Change Healthcare as a Premier member," said Hyperledger Executive Director Brian Behlendorf. "Their expertise and global reach is sure to be a huge asset, as we continue to bring the community together to advance open blockchain tools and services for healthcare and various other industries."

"Blockchain is a promising and exciting new technology for secure online transactions," said Aaron Symanski, CTO, Change Healthcare. "But it's crucial that healthcare leaders step up to champion innovation to help take blockchain from its early implementations to tomorrow's healthcare IT solutions. I look forward to collaborating with Hyperledger members to help develop an open, distributed ledger technology that makes secure and safe financial interoperability work better in healthcare and beyond."

A full list of member companies can be seen here. Change Healthcare and McKesson formed in March under the Change Healthcare name.