Mobility presumably offers advantages in delivering healthcare, and so investments have been made to improve it. What has been the result? Have the investments returned a significant ROI? What specific innovations have driven down cost, increased access, and improved the quality of healthcare? How has the consumerization of IT been leveraged to increase the overall adoption of mobility in healthcare while still managing related challenges?
Edward W. Marx, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Texas Health Resources
Edward Marx is Chief Information Officer at Cleveland Clinic, a $10 billion medical system that includes the main campus, 10 regional hospitals, 18 family health centers, and facilities in Florida, Nevada, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, and London. He... More View all posts
Edward Marx is Chief Information Officer at Cleveland Clinic, a $10 billion medical system that includes the 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 CIO of several health systems in Texas, New York, Colorado, and Ohio. Edward began his healthcare service as a janitor while in high school where his commitment to patient care began. He later served as an anesthesia technician before transitioning to the information technology field. Concurrent with his healthcare career, Edward served as an Army combat medic before becoming a combat engineer officer. Edward is married to Simran and they have five children and three grandchildren. A member of Team USA Triathlon, he attempts to stay healthy through competitive cycling and running. Less View all posts
Jim Murry, Chief Information Officer, Health Affairs Information Services, and Associate Dean of IT & Informatics, School of Medicine, UC Irvine
As chief information officer at the University of California Irvine, Health Affairs, and associate dean of IT and informatics for UC Irvine's School of Medicine, Jim Murry is responsible for taking the electronic medical record system, begu... More View all posts
As chief information officer at the University of California Irvine, Health Affairs, and associate dean of IT and informatics for UC Irvine's School of Medicine, Jim Murry is responsible for taking the electronic medical record system, begun in 1984, into the 21st century. He develops the strategy and brings together the resources that will ensure EMR success at a medical center ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The high-priority, complex implementation includes a new hospital facility and 60 specialized ambulatory clinics. Murry's information services strategy is breaking new ground in EMR mobility. He has worked closely with the EMR system provider, Allscripts, to develop a platform using iPhones and iPads. In addition, UC Irvine's School of Medicine was the first in the nation to provide tablet computers as an innovative way to present the challenging curriculum. First-year medical students are presented an iPad loaded with all of their books, notes, presentations, and videos. A graduate of UC Irvine, Murry has been in the information technology field since 1974 and in healthcare since 1984. At Kaiser Permanente, he served as the enterprise architect and vice president of IT national operations. As CIO at City of Hope National Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute, he was charged with selecting and implementing the EMR system. Murry serves on the board of directors for the Orange County Partnership Regional Health Information Organization, a collaboration of healthcare providers whose mission is to facilitate health information exchange. Less View all posts