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Texas Health Resources' Ed Marx Receives National CIO of the Year Award

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources Chief Information Officer Edward W. Marx has been named as the recipient of the 2013 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award.

Edward W. Marx
Edward W. Marx
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The award is sponsored by two major national health care information technology organizations, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The annual award recognizes health care IT executives who have made significant contributions to their organizations and demonstrated innovative leadership through the effective use of technology.

“We are very proud of Ed for receiving this significant national recognition,” said Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE, CEO of Texas Health Resources. “Ed and his skilled team of information technology professionals are absolutely critical in helping our system serve North Texans’ health care needs.”

Marx leads Texas Health’s Innovative Technology Services professionals in developing and implementing strategies to enhance the patient and provider experience through the application of information technology. The system’s 14 wholly owned hospitals are linked by a common electronic health record. Since 2006 Texas Health has invested more than $200 million in its EHR, which contains more than 5.7 million patient records.

In October 2013 Texas Health received the 2013 Enterprise Davies Award of Excellence from HIMSS. The annual award is presented to organizations that demonstrate the value of the EHR in supporting the delivery of patient care.

Along with his Texas Health responsibilities, Marx serves as chair of the Texas Health Services Authority, which develops health information exchange plans for the State of Texas. He was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to this key post in June 2010. He also has served as the Texas CIO coordinator for CHIME StateNet, a CIO network since its inception in 2009.

In 2012 Marx received CHIME’s Fourth Annual State Advocacy Award for CIO Leadership. The award recognized Marx’ leadership at the state level in educating policymakers on the value of health information technology; helping leverage health care reform legislation implementation toward improved patient care; and helping foster health information exchange development and interoperability among health care organizations.

Prior to joining Texas Health in 2007, Marx was CIO of University Hospitals Health System of Cleveland. He previously served in a variety of IT leadership roles with health care organizations such as HCA. He served concurrently in the U.S. Army Reserve, first as a combat medic, then as a combat engineer officer.

A Fellow of both the CHIME and HIMSS organizations, Marx was named to Computerworld’s list of Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010. He earned a Master of Science in consumer sciences and Bachelor of Science in psychology from Colorado State University.

“This prestigious award is the greatest professional honor I’ve been honored to receive. My world is rocked!,” Marx said with characteristic enthusiasm. “While I am humbled and grateful, this recognition is a collective reflection of Texas Health employees and clinicians, my team, and the unconditional support from my wife Julie.”

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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