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March 27, 2020/News Releases

Cleveland Clinic Names Matthew Kull Chief Information Officer

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Cleveland Clinic has appointed Matthew Kull as the health system’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective immediately.

Kull has served as Cleveland Clinic’s interim CIO since November 2019. He will continue to 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.

“Matthew has made great progress in helping us advance our digital strategy in his short time with Cleveland Clinic,” William Peacock, Chief of Operations. “His background in developing innovative and transformational technology strategies will be a great asset as we execute on our five-year strategy to care for patients across their lifetimes and double the number of patients served.”

Kull joined Cleveland Clinic in 2018 as the Associate Chief Information Officer of the Information Technology Division (ITD). He has played an important role in the enterprise’s Digital Transformation, Global Business Transformation (enterprise resource planning) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) initiatives.

“Digital technologies will play an important role to drive medical innovation and deliver world class care to patients around the globe,” Kull said. “I am excited to continue working with our caregivers to align Cleveland Clinic’s clinical and digital strategies to help us meet the healthcare challenges over the next decade.”

Prior to his role at Cleveland Clinic, Kull served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas.

Kull’s experience spans over 20 years in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, pharmacies, regional oncology and disease management institutions as well as telecom and energy systems, retail and distribution organizations. Kull has held senior leadership positions at internationally recognized enterprises including AmerisourceBergen, McKesson, and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone. He also spent a number of years as a management consultant providing strategic guidance to companies across multiple industries.

Kull earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer and maintains professional affiliations with College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. Cleveland Clinic is consistently recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for its expertise and care. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 81,000 employees worldwide are more than 5,743 salaried physicians and researchers, and 20,160 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,690-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 23 hospitals, 276 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2023, there were 13.7 million outpatient encounters, 323,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 301,000 surgeries and procedures throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 132 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CleClinicNews. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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