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Aaron Miri, CHCIO

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Aaron Miri is the chief information officer for Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin. He brings more than a decade of health care experience driving growth and innovation, leading both provider and commercial health care enterprises and providing thought leadership and close collaboration with state and federal representatives. As CIO, Miri is passionate about humanizing technology by collaborating with clinicians, technology partners and business champions to truly transform health care delivery for consumers, patients and providers.

In 2018, Miri was congressionally appointed by Senator Chuck Schumer to the Health and Human Services (HHS), federal Health IT Advisory Committee, established under the 21st Century Cures Act. He was federally appointed by HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell to serve on the HHS Health IT Policy Committee established under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Miri is the prior chair of the Health Care Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) National Public Policy Committee and serves as an expert adviser to the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and to other congressional panels engaged in numerous Health IT policy topics.

Miri brings a deep understanding of how to leverage digital health and the latest technology to accelerate health care delivery across the continuum of care.

Prior to joining UT, Miri served as the chief information officer for Imprivata, the health care IT security leader, where he helped to build and transform a global commercial enterprise focused on health care cyber security. Prior to Imprivata, he was the chief information officer for Walnut Hill Medical Center, lauded by Forbes Magazine as the hospital that Steve Jobs would have built. Miri has successfully led organizations that achieved the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award, HIMSS Level six and HIMSS Level seven EMRAM status, HITRUST CSF designation and led the first provider organization to receive the SECURETexas Health Information Privacy and Security certification awarded through the Texas Health Services Authority.

Miri received his Master of Business Administration, with honors, from the University of Dallas and his Bachelor of Science in management information systems from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a certified health care chief information officer through the College of Health Care Information Management Executives, a distinguished fellow with the Health Information Management Systems Society and he is a project management professional with the Project Management Institute. Miri was previously recognized as a 2015 and 2016 CIOs to Know by Beckers Hospital Review and was honored with the 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders award and 2017 Texas Health IT Leadership Award.

Professional Affiliations
  • Health Information Management Systems Society
    Fellow
  • College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
    Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • HHS The Office of the National Coordinator
    Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, Congressional Appointed Member
Awards & Honors
  • Texas Health IT Leadership Award
    HIMSS, 2017
  • Premier 100 Technology Leader
    Computerworld, 2016
  • CIO's to Know
    Beckers Hospital Review, 2015 & 2016