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Department of Health & Human Services Chief Technology Officer Todd Park is our FedMentor of the Week!

Park joined HHS as CTO in August 2009. Park co-founded Athenahealth in 1997 and co-led its development over the following decade into one of the most innovative, socially-oriented, and successful health information technology companies in the industry. Prior to Athenahealth, he served as a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, focusing on health care strategy, technology, and operations.

Full interview:

Excerpts

What was your first government job and what did you learn from that experience?

Was there anything you did early in your career that influenced your success?

What’s the best career advice you have ever received?

What advice do you have for young employees who may feel overwhelmed in their new roles?

What resources would you recommend for someone to help further their career?

Why would you recommend someone early in their career consider working for the government?

What are you working on right now?