You decide to ignore John for now, just in case there was something to Rick's warning about him. However, John startles you by sitting down next to you and introducing himself. He says he thought you raised a valid point about consumer consultation, and explains that his university will be assisting Derek's department to develop the evaluation framework for the Online Medical Database. 

You regret letting Rick's personal politics get in your way. You hope you may have another ally on this issue in John, and talk to him for a few minutes about the evaluation framework.