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Conversation with Edward Marx

Edward “Ed” Marx currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Divurgent, a solutions provider focused on what matters most to client partners. Divurgent disrupts the typical value equation by using data-infused, flexible, and scalable solutions that demonstrate and quantify value for our partners. Edward is active on Boards, writing books and speaks globally.

Marx is an influential, veteran IT leader with deep experience in healthcare. He was the former Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for Tech Mahindra Health & Life Sciences and former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Cleveland Clinic. He was also the governor-appointed chairman of the Texas Health Services Authority for eight years.
In recent years, two major national healthcare information technology organizations, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), named Marx the CIO of the year and listed him as one of the top 10 disruptive forces in healthcare. CIO and Computer World named Marx one of the “Top 100 Leaders,” and the Dallas Business Journal named him “Newcomer of the Year.”
Marx has won the coveted “People’s Choice” HISsies Award for top healthcare CIO four years in a row, and Becker’s Healthcare named him one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Executives in Healthcare,” one of the “Top 26 Smartest Healthcare IT Professionals,” and one of the “17 Most Influential Leaders in Healthcare.” Under his leadership, Texas Health hospitals and Cleveland Clinic achieved the highest designation (Stage 7) of the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) and won the coveted “Davies Award” twice for best use of technology to enable business and clinical outcomes.

Edward is married to Simran Marx and they have five children and four grandchildren. Simran holds a doctor of nursing practice (DNP). Both wellness fanatics, they love to exercise together and hike throughout the world. They co-wrote a book on marriage to be released in 2023. Edward is a 9+ year member of TeamUSA Triathlon and represents his country at championship events around the world.