Texas Health Resources CIO Named Fellow in National Health Care IT Society

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources Chief Information Officer Edward W. Marx has been named to Fellow status in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), a national organization that fosters collaboration among more than 1,400 CIOs and other senior health care IT leaders.

Edward W. Marx
Edward W. Marx
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The CHIME Fellow program recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the health care IT field as a CIO. Only 38 current CHIME members, or fewer than 3 percent of the membership, have achieved Fellow status.

“We are very proud of Ed for accomplishing this significant milestone,” said Jonathan W. Scholl, chief strategy officer and executive vice president of Texas Health. “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.

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 the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, Marx was named to Computerworld’s list of Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010. He earned a master's degree in consumer sciences and bachelor's degree in psychology from Colorado State University.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit TexasHealth.org.