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Aaron Miri, MBA, CHCIO

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Aaron Miri, MBA, CHCIO, is the chief information officer for Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin. 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 to the Health and Human Services, federal Health IT Advisory Committee, established under the 21st Century Cures Act. Previously, Miri 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 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. He also serves as an adviser to the National Academy of Medicine on the topics of health care privacy, security and data.

Miri is a well-known international thought leader and he 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, Miri 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 6 and HIMSS Level 7 EMRAM status, HITRUST CSF designation and led the first provider organization to receive the SECURE Texas Health Information Privacy and Security certification awarded through the Texas Health Services Authority. Miri is also a proud member of the CHIME CIO Boot Camp faculty and routinely mentors early careerists through CHIME, HIMSS and other national associations.

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. Miri is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer through the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, a distinguished fellow with the Health Information Management Systems Society and a Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute. Miri was nationally recognized in 2020 “CIOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review and honored with the 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders award, 2017 Texas Health IT Leadership Award and the 2019 Constellation Research Business Transformation 150 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
  • CIOs to Know
    Becker's Hospital Review, 2015 & 2016