Todd Park, co-founder and board member of athenahealth, has been named CTO of the US Department of Health and Human Services. He will resign from athenahealth’s board on August 10 and will divest his ATHN stock position to meet government service requirements.
Park will report to Deputy HHS Secretary William Corr and will start on the job later this month.
An athenahealth press release quoted him as saying, “My entire professional career has focused on developing technologies and services that can help our health care system work the way it should. I am extremely excited about the opportunity to help the Administration explore and catalyze new ways to improve the health status of the United States through the power of data, technology, and innovation.”
I interviewed him nearly a year ago.