San Francisco, CA
June 13-14, 2018

Ed Marx

Chief Information Officer
Cleveland Clinic

Edward Marx is chief information officer at Cleveland Clinic, an $8 billion medical system that includes a main campus, 10 regional hospitals, 18 family health centers and facilities in Florida, Nevada, Toronto, Abu Dhabi and London. He is responsible for the development and execution of strategic planning and governance, driving optimal resource utilization, and team development and organizational support. Ultimately, he will develop leaders and leverage digital healthcare technologies to enable superior business and clinical outcomes.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Edward served as senior vice president/CIO of Texas Health. In 2015, he spent over two years as executive vice president of the Advisory Board, providing IT leadership and strategy for New York City Health & Hospital.

Edward began his career at Poudre Valley Health System. CIO roles have included Parkview Episcopal Medical Center, University Hospitals in Cleveland and Texas Health. Concurrent with his healthcare career, he served 15 years in the Army Reserve, first as a combat medic and then as a combat engineer officer.

Edward is a Fellow of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He is on the CHIME Faculty for the CIO Boot Camp, training aspiring healthcare technology professionals.  He has won numerous awards, including HIMSS/CHIME 2013 CIO of the Year, and has been recognized by both CIO and Computer World as one of the “Top 100 Leaders.” Becker’s named Marx as the 2015 “Top Healthcare IT Executive” and the 2016 “17 Most Influential People in Healthcare.”

Ed received his Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master of Science in design, merchandising, and consumer sciences from Colorado State University.

June 14, 2018
8:35am - 9:15am
Grand Ballroom

The mission of the chief information officer is shifting quickly. These days, at progressive healthcare organizations, CIOs are valued more for their ability to support innovation, transformation, and revenue generation then for their IT chops. The CIO must understand the business and then apply technology to achieve strategic goals.

In this keynote session, against the backdrop of using analytics to turn data into knowledge, Cleveland Clinic CIO discusses the job’s growing strategic focus. As he’ll explain, to be successful, the role requires transformational thinking, real-word innovation experience, and the ability to connect multiple pieces of strategy, technology and people together for better sustainable outcomes.

June 14, 2018
9:45am - 10:20am
Grand Ballroom

When it comes to establishing a data-improvement process, hospitals and health systems face significant challenges. They have to implement the analytics infrastructure, best practices, and adoption processes to improve care quality and cost.

Building a technology infrastructure is one challenge, but typically not a big one. The greater challenge, the area where most organizations struggle, is how to operationalize data-driven decision-making. How do you create a data-driven culture? How do you make data a part of everyday decision-making? That's where the rubber hits the road.

In this session, our experts, all with deep experience in leading transformation and innovation, share their insights and best practices for creating a data-driven healthcare organization, paying special attention to bring clinicians onboard by creating a transparent process that they can trust.

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