Jon Puro, MPA-HA
Principal Investigator: Accelerating Data Value Across a National Community Health Center Network (ADVANCE)
Organization: Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN)
Jon Puro has been working in safety net research and reporting for more than 20 years. His primary expertise is the design, use and deployment of information systems for collecting and disseminating data and reports to consumers of health care information, specializing in database modeling and data warehouse architecture. Throughout his professional career, he has served as data analyst, database administrator, data architect and manager in several health care settings, including OCHIN; Multnomah County, Oregon; CareOregon; and Kaiser Permanente. He has worked on numerous studies involving the use of information technology and natural language processing for improving health care, including the NIH-funded Automating Assessment of Asthma Care Quality and Automating Assessment of Obesity Care Quality studies, as well as an AHRQ-funded grant titled Enhancing Clinical Effectiveness Research with Natural Language Process of EMR (CER-HUB). He has served as co-chair of the national Community HRSA-funded Health Applied Research Network (CHARN) Data Committee and the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) HIT Committee, and is part of the NIH Collaboratory project. Jon also volunteers for the Global Health Research Foundation (GHRF), an institute dedicated to the betterment of global health through the use of information technology. For GHRF, Jon has traveled to and worked with the governments of Uganda and Bhutan to assist with various health care information technology needs and projects. He serves as both the “Director of Research Informatics and Analytics” and the “Director of Data Governance” at OCHIN.