Gregory Franklin, the assistant secretary of health information technology in the California Technology Agency, will be retiring from state service in September, has confirmed.

Franklin has served in the California Technology Agency since June 2011, providing oversight in California’s health IT infrastructure.

Gregory Franklin    Photo:  Bill Foster,

Gregory Franklin at Travis Air Force Base Medical Hospital Photo: Bill Foster,

Prior to the CTA, Franklin worked as the deputy director of health care operations for the California Department of Health Care Services from Oct. 2009 to June 2011, in which he directed Medi-Cal program administration. He also worked as assistant executive officer in CalPERS from Feb. 2007 to Oct. 2009 as the executive of health care services purchases.

His first high-profile state government position was as the deputy director of health information and strategic planning in the California Department of Public Health from June 2002 to Feb. 2007.

Franklin has long served as the senior health administrator for the United States Air Force Reserves, from Jan. 1996 to the present day, where he ensures medical services for 3000 military personnel.

Watch for a profile of Franklin in the upcoming issue of Techwire Magazine.