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Cris Ross

Chief Information Officer

Mayo Clinic

Cris Ross is the Chief Information Officer at Mayo Clinic. He has 30 years prior experience in healthcare, technology, and government. At Mayo Clinic, he is responsible for all information technology. Since joining in 2012, he has revamped IT strategy, helped lead an enterprise-wide electronic health record convergence program, developed partnerships, and initiated major innovation programs in data, analytics, and machine learning. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic he held technology and business leadership roles with Surescripts, MinuteClinic, and UnitedHealth Group. Previously he held various roles as a tech entrepreneur, financial manager, and Congressional aide.He is chairman of the Board of the eHealth Initiative, and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Zipnosis, an emerging telehealth vendor. He was a member of the Health IT Standards Committee for the U.S. Department of Human Services from 2009-2016 and has served on advisory panels for the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HL7, and the Veterans Administration.He has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Minnesota and MBA degree from the Yale School of Management.



Hopefully we will take some of this hyper-charged learning from this public health crisis and apply it to other diseases, to move on them with the same level of urgency and immediacy.
While the first thing we do is continue to treat patients, the research and education shields of Mayo Clinic have been on hyperdrive and have been doing really incredible stuff.
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