White House Profile
Todd Park
Chief Technology Officer

Todd Park is the United States Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President. Todd joined the Administration in August 2009 as Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, he served as a change agent and “entrepreneur-in-residence,” helping HHS harness the power of data, technology, and innovation to improve the health of the nation.

Prior to joining HHS, Mr. Park co-founded Athenahealth and co-led its development into one of the most innovative health IT companies in the industry. He also co-founded Castlight, a web-based health care shopping service for consumers. Mr. Park has also served in a volunteer capacity as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he focused on health IT and health reform policy, and as senior health care advisor to Ashoka, a leading global incubator of social entrepreneurs, where he helped start Healthpoint Services, a venture to bring affordable telehealth, drugs, diagnostics, and clean water to rural India. Mr. Park graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College with an A.B. in economics.

Todd Park's Posts

  • The Urgency of Immigration Reform: Attracting the World’s Best and Brightest

    Every foreign-born graduate with an advanced STEM degree is associated with, on average, 2.6 jobs for American workers. By some estimates, immigration was responsible for one-third of the growth in patenting in past decades, and these innovations contributed to increasing U.S. GDP by 2.4 percent.


  • New Medicare Data Offers Unprecedented Transparency for Consumers

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services releases information for the first time about the types and frequency of medical services that doctors and health care providers deliver to people with Medicare—and how much providers are paid.


  • Health Care

    #GeeksGetCovered

    The Obama Administration cares deeply about innovation, and about helping to make sure that geeks across the country, those coming up with new discoveries and exciting inventions have the freedom and security to keep innovating.That’s why today we are launching #GeeksGetCovered, an effort focused on encouraging healthcare enrollment among geeks, innovators, and entrepreneurs.


  • Un gobierno eficiente y eficaz que impulsa el crecimiento económico para el pueblo americano

    Esta mañana, el Presidente sostuvo una reunión con su gabinete y funcionarios principales para exponer su visión para la creación de un gobierno aun más inteligente durante el transcurso de su segundo mandato. Durante la reunión, el Presidente les encargó a los miembros del gabinete y los funcionarios clave en su Administración que aprovecharan el progreso logrado durante el primer mandato, y nos retó a incorporar más innovaciones en el sistema de gobierno.


  • A Data-Powered Revolution in Health Care

    Supported by digital data, new data-driven tools, and payment policies that reward improving the quality and value of care, doctors, hospitals, patients, and entrepreneurs across the nation are demonstrating that smarter, better, more accessible, and more proactive care is the best way to improve quality and control health care costs.


  • Health Care

    HHS Releases Medicare Data on Spending and Chronic Conditions

    A new, easy-to-use interactive tool gives anybody - researchers, physicians, public health professionals, policymakers, consumer advocates, tech innovators, and the public – the ability to find and examine data on multiple chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries.


  • Technology

    It’s Go Time for the Presidential Innovation Fellows

    On Thursday, August 23, the White House will welcome the first class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, top innovators from outside government who will work with top innovators inside government to create real and substantial changes that will in a very short time frame benefit the American people, save taxpayers money, and help create new jobs.


  • Technology

    Wanted: A Few Good Women and Men to Serve as Presidential Innovation Fellows

    A new initiative will bring top innovators from outside government for focused “tours of duty” with our best federal innovators on game-changing projects


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