Greg Townsend, AltaMed Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Joins CDO Magazine Executive Board

Greg Townsend, AltaMed Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Joins CDO Magazine Executive Board

We are delighted to welcome Greg Townsend to the Southern California (SoCal) CDO Magazine Executive Board. Townsend, who serves as the Chief Data and Analytics Officer at AltaMed, collaborates with leadership and key stakeholders to develop and maintain AltaMed Health Services’ data and information strategy, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the current environment.

With over 25 years of experience in healthcare leadership, data science, analytics, business intelligence, and innovation, Townsend has made significant contributions to the field. He began teaching Health System Research and Analysis at the University of New Hampshire in 2015. At AltaMed, he is instrumental in driving business decisions related to quality, cost of care, growth, and other strategic priorities.

Before joining AltaMed, Townsend was the Chief Data and Informatics Officer at MassHealth’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the state-run healthcare program for Massachusetts. There, he was a key strategist in shaping and driving the core data and analytics infrastructure and systems, producing actionable insights to improve member health and reduce healthcare costs. From 2011 to 2020, he also served as Vice President of Business Intelligence and Analytics at Commonwealth Care Alliance.

As Co-Chair of the Southern California CDO Magazine Executive Board, the leaders shape and influence the agenda, share their expert opinions, and innovations in Data, AI and Analytics. The Co-Chair ensures best practices, vets and validates partners, nominates peers, drives discussions, and shares insights that accelerate our community’s success. Members may serve as trusted advisors, writers, content developers, and speakers.

The CDO Magazine community welcomes Greg Townsend to our growing Executive Board.

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