Ed Marx is 2013 CIO of the Year

CHIME, HIMSS to give John E. Gall Jr. Award to Texas Health Resources CIO
By Mike Miliard
08:21 AM
Ed Marx is 2013 CIO of the Year

Edward W. Marx, senior vice president and chief information officer at Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit healthcare delivery systems in the U.S., has been named the 2013 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year, an award given jointly by CHIME and HIMSS.

Marx will receive the award – which recognizes health IT executives who have demonstrated innovative use of technology at their healthcare organizations – at the 2014 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando next month.

"This prestigious award is the greatest professional honor I have received," said Marx, in a statement. "My world is rocked!"

He added that, "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."

Marx's career in the healthcare industry spans nearly a quarter-century – 16 years of which have been spent as CIO. Concurrent with his career in healthcare, he served 15 years in the Army Reserve, first as a combat medic and then as a combat engineer officer.

[See also: James Turnbull named CIO of the Year.]

Marx has been leading Texas Health's innovative technology services professionals in developing and implementing strategies to enhance the patient and provider experience through the application of IT since 2007.

Prior to joining Texas Health, Marx was CIO of University Hospitals Health System of Cleveland. He previously served in a variety of IT leadership roles with healthcare organizations such as HCA, in Tennessee, and Parkview Episcopal Medical Center and Poudre Valley Health System, both in Colorado.

"It is with great pleasure that we are able to recognize Ed with the industry's highest honor," said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell, in a press statement. "His renowned career as a healthcare CIO and his record of progressive IT utilization will be valued far into the future.

"Ed's unique leadership style and approach to IT management, combined with his commitment to supporting the value of healthcare IT and promoting its effectiveness as a strategic asset, make him a worthy recipient of this prestigious award," he added. "He is an extraordinarily talented and innovative CIO, and we are thankful for his many contributions."

Marx has been a CHIME member since 2004 and a member of HIMSS since 1995. He became a HIMSS fellow in 1999 and a CHIME fellow in 2012. Marx has served in volunteer leadership positions for HIMSS at both the chapter and national levels.

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