Chief Information Officer, Mayo Clinic.
Cris Ross has experience in healthcare, technology, and government. At Mayo Clinic,
he is responsible for information technology and medical technology. Since joining in
2012, he introduced new technology strategy, helped lead one of the nation’s largest
electronic health record convergence programs, developed external partnerships, and
initiated major innovation programs. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic he held technology
and business leadership roles with Surescripts, CVS/MinuteClinic, and UnitedHealth
Group. Previously he held roles as a tech entrepreneur, financial manager, and
He chairs the board of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
and serves on boards of CaringBridge and Zipnosis. He served on the U.S. Department
of Human Services Health IT Standards Committee, was former chair of the eHealth
Initiative, and 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 MBA degree from the Yale School of Management.