Cleveland Clinic has appointed Edward Marx as Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective Sept. 1.
In this role, he will lead Cleveland Clinic’s information technology (IT) strategy, working with clinical partners and caregivers across the health system to enhance patient care through innovative technologies.
Marx brings more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare IT leader to Cleveland Clinic. He most recently held the position of Executive Vice President at the Advisory Board Company, providing IT leadership and strategy for NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the nation. Previously, he spent eight years as Chief Information Officer at Texas Health Resources, following five years in that role at University Hospitals in Cleveland.
“Ed has spent his career fostering a culture of innovation and leading teams at the forefront of healthcare information technology,” said Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove, M.D. “As CIO he will advance the Cleveland Clinic’s ‘Patients First’ culture by providing information-enabled, data-driven technology focused on facilitating world-class patient care.”
Marx is active with professional organizations, advisory boards and higher education. He is a Fellow of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). 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.”
“Successful healthcare IT has to ask, ‘How do we innovate to save lives?’ ” Marx said. “Technology has such potential to save many, many more lives, if we can innovate and impact patient safety and the quality of care we deliver.”
Marx received his Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master of Science in design, merchandising, and consumer sciences from Colorado State University.