Edward W. Marx is the senior vice president and chief information officer for Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States. He is also the 2013 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year, an award given jointly by CHIME and HIMSS, and the governor-appointed chairman of the Texas Health Services Authority, providing leadership over health information exchange. He has served in this position since 2010.
As CIO, Edward’s responsibilities include developing leaders and leveraging technologies to enable superior business and clinical outcomes.
His team’s accolades include perennial rankings on the Computer World “100 Best Places to Work,” HIMSS “Top Ten Places to Work,” American Hospital Association “Most Wired,” Health Leaders “Marketing Awards,” CHIME, AHA andCIO “Most Innovative,” Information Week “Top 100,” and the Project Management Institute “Top Projects.” Several of his team have been recognized as “Ones to Watch.” Edward was recognized by both CIO and Computer World as “Top 100 Leaders” and the Dallas Business Journal as “Newcomer of the Year.” He has won the coveted “People’s Choice” award (HISsies) for top health care CIO four years in a row (2010-2013). Texas Health Resources’ hospitals and clinics have achieved the EMRAM Stage 7 designation and have won the coveted “Davies Award” for best use of technology to enable business and clinical outcomes.
Edward is active with professional organizations, advisory boards and higher education. He is a fellow of both theCollege of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He is on the CHIME faculty for the CIO Boot Camp, training aspiring health care technology professionals. He served as president of the Ohio and Tennessee Chapters of HIMSS and chaired the Membership Services Committee. Edward is a member of the CIO advisory boards for HP, Cisco, AT&T, KLAS and Microsoft. He serves on boards for Texas Christian University, University of Texas at Dallas, and Southern Methodist University.
Concurrent with his healthcare career, he served 15 years in the Army Reserve, first as a combat medic and then as a combat engineer officer. Edward earned his B.S. in psychology and a M.S. in consumer sciences from Colorado State University.
He began his career working in the OR and then physician services at Poudre Valley Health System. Recruited toParkview Episcopal Medical Center, he served as CIO for its management services organization and director over physician systems. In 1997, he joined HCA as chief technologist for its physician services organization. In 1999, Edward moved to University Hospitals, a multi-hospital academic health system. In 2003, he became CIO and served five years before being recruited by Texas Health Resources.
Edward is an active communicator. His blog, “CIO Unplugged,” receives thousands of hits monthly. A frequent magazine contributor and conference speaker, he is active with social media via Twitter, Yammer, LinkedIn and FaceBook.
With a passion for athletics, Edward has completed more than 100 triathlons, including Ironman and Escape from Alcatraz. A member of Team USA, he will represent the United States in the 2014 World Duathlon Championships in Spain and Switzerland. A family affair, he often competes alongside his wife and two children. Ed also climbs mountains and is focused on reaching the summit of the highest peaks in the world. He and his wife Julie participate in Adventure Races and share a love for Argentine Tango. Julie is a published author and both are active in their church and community. His daughter Talitha graduated from college at age 18 and is focused on completing her Ph.D. in psychology. His son Brandon is married and works as a technical director. Brandon and his wife have one son, Brittan.