The innovative Cleveland Clinic has tapped Edward Marx to head up the organization’s information technology efforts. In his role, effective Sept. 1, Marx will work within the clinic’s nine regional hospitals and 18 full-service health center, as well as with the organization’s partners, with the aim to improve patient care and provider experience through technology.
Already, the clinic is on the bleeding edge of health IT, implementing partnerships with IBM’s Watson, furthering cancer treatment through genomic testing and taking strides to bring telemedicine offerings into the mainstream. Marx will use his 25 years of experience as a healthcare IT leader to further the clinic’s innovative technology use cases.
“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 in a statement. “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.”
— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) July 18, 2017
Marx is also a fellow of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), who has won numerous awards in health IT.
“Successful healthcare IT has to ask, ‘How do we innovate to save lives?’” Marx said in the statement. “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.”