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Christopher Ross

Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic

Christopher (Cris) Ross has 30 years prior experience in healthcare, technology, and government. At Mayo Clinic, he is responsible for all information technology. Since joining in 2012, he has revamped IT strategy, helped lead an enterprise-wide electronic health record convergence program, developed partnerships, and initiated major innovation programs in data, analytics, and machine learning. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, he held technology and business leadership roles with Surescripts, MinuteClinic, and UnitedHealth Group. Previously he held various roles as a tech entrepreneur, financial manager, and Congressional aide.

He is chairman of the Board of the eHealth Initiative, and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Zipnosis, an emerging telehealth vendor. He was a member of the Health IT Standards Committee for the U.S. Department of Human Services from 2009-2016 and has served on advisory panels for the American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HL7, and the Veterans Administration.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA degree from the Yale School of Management.

Presentation Videos

2020 Sessions

Wednesday, September 25

Session 1 - Welcome to Transform

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
Join us as Christopher Ross, chief information officer at Mayo Clinic, opens up about his personal health care journey and shares what he's most excited about moving forward as we kick off Mayo Clinic Transform 2019.

Thursday, September 26

Session 10 - A Conversation on the Mayo Clinic/Google Partnership

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom
Aashima Gupta, director of Global Healthcare Solutions with Google Cloud, will join Mayo Clinic chief information officer Christopher Ross on-stage to share more about the recently announced Mayo Clinic/Google partnership. Learn more about how this strategic partnership will redefine the delivery of health care, and what it means for innovation through digital technology at Mayo Clinic.

Thursday, September 26

Break and Meet the Speakers

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Mayo Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Grand Ballroom