Cris Ross

Mayo Clinic


Cris Ross, CIO, Mayo Clinic, 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 EHR 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 a congressional aide.

Ross is chairman of the Board of the eHealth Initiative and serves on the boards of directors for Zipnosis, an emerging telehealth vendor. He was a member of the Health IT Standards Committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 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.

Ross earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Minnesota and a master’s degree from Yale School of Management.

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