Ed Marx will take the reins as chief information officer at Cleveland Clinic starting Sept. 1, building on more two decades as a CIO at hospitals around the country.

One of the more visible faces in the health IT industry, Marx most recently served at the Advisory Board Company, where he oversaw the Epic electronic health record rollout at NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health system.

[Also: Ed Marx is 2013 CIO of the Year]

Before that, Marx served more than seven years as CIO at Texas Health Resources. He also spent eight years, first as deputy CIO and later as CIO, at University Hospitals in northeast Ohio. His first CIO job was in the mid-1990s at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado.

He also served 15 years in the U.S Army Reserve, both as a combat medic and a combat engineer officer.

In 2013, Marx was named the CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year.

In 2014, he wrote an autobiography, Extraordinary Tales From a Rather Ordinary Guy, in which he shared stories from his life and outlined leadership strategies.

That long experience and passion for leading will serve the Cleveland Clinic well as Marx returns to Ohio, said Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD.

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