Edward W. Marx is a well-known CIO and Healthcare IT blogger. His responsibilities include developing leaders and leveraging technologies to enable superior business and clinical outcomes. Additionally, Edward provides leadership over health information exchange
Edward earned his B.S. in psychology and a M.S. in consumer sciences from Colorado State 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 began his career working in the OR and then physician services at Poudre Valley Health System. Recruited to Parkview Episcopoal Medical Center, he served as CIO for their management services organization and director over physician systems. In 1997, he joined HCA as chief technologist for their physician services organization. In 1999, Edward moved to University Hospitals, a multi-hospital academic health system. In 2003, he became CIO and served 5 years before being recruited by Texas Health.
Edward is active with professional organizations, advisory boards, and higher education. He is a Fellow of both the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). 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 Dallas, and Southern Methodist University.
Branded as one of the top 10 disruptive forces in healthcare, his team’s accolades include perennial Computer Worlds “100 Best Places to Work,” HIMSS “Top Ten Places to Work”, American Hospitals Association “Most Wired,” Health Leaders “Marketing Awards,” CHIME, AHA and CIO’s “Most Innovative,” Information Week “Top 500,” and the Project Management Institute “Top Projects.” Several of his team have been recognized as “One’s to Watch.” Edward was recognized by both CIO and Computer World as “Top 100 Leaders” and the Dallas Business Journal “Newcomer of the Year.” He has won the coveted “people's choice” award (HISsies) for top healthcare CIO three years in a row (2010-2012).
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 over 100 triathlons, including Ironman and Escape from Alcatraz. A family affair, he often competes alongside his wife and 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.