Texas Health Resources Appoints Chief Technology Officer

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources has named technology industry veteran Sudhakar Gorti as vice president and chief technology officer (CTO). Gorti joins the health system from his position as a technology consultant to Citibank and Aetna. He assumed his new responsibilities May 9.

As Texas Health’s first CTO, Gorti provides strategic direction for Texas Health’s technology infrastructure. He leads the management of the system’s data centers, computer system platforms, network and telecommunications, customer service and security functions within Texas Health’s Innovative Technology Solutions division. Gorti reports to Edward Marx, Texas Health’s chief information officer.

“Texas Health created the CTO position because effective technology adoption is critical to our ability to perform our mission,” said Marx. “Sudhakar’s broad background in technology will help us refine our technologies and processes to better serve the health care needs of more than 6 million North Texans.”

Gorti served from 2003-09 as vice president, Enterprise Systems and Shared Services, and Enterprise Architecture, for General Electric. In that role, he led a technology, operations and development team for a newly formed Enterprise Shared Services Group that significantly reduced product development cycle time and operating costs. He was previously vice president of Professional Services for Sun Microsystems, managing a team focused on Sun’s top customers with Sun Solutions. Prior to this position he was CTO of Pin Point Consulting, leading an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) team.

“Sudhakar’s experience outside health care brings a broader perspective that will benefit our initiatives,” said Marx. “He has served effectively as an officer with strong companies, and we look forward to his leadership.”

Gorti has a master’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India, and is working on a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. His philanthropic work includes support for many orphans in Bangalore, India.

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