Aaron Miri named SVP and Chief Digital and Information Officer at Baptist Health

Newly created role will advance the role of information technology and digital connectivity for clinicians, patients and community

Jacksonville FL

Aaron Miri, MBA, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, has joined Baptist Health as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer. In this newly created position, Miri will play a key role in creating the future of Baptist Health from an information technology perspective, with an emphasis on digital strategy, innovation, cybersecurity, and integration of technology across the enterprise.

"Aaron brings a wealth of experience in health care and information technology to our executive team," said Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health. "He has a track record of transforming care delivery for consumers, patients, and providers by collaborating with clinicians, internal stakeholders and technology partners."

"Incorporating key digital strategies into the IT roadmap is about engagement and making things easier for everyone, so caregivers and patients alike can get the information they need, when, where and how they want it," said Miri. "My goal is to humanize technology to solve problems in new ways and help to accomplish transformational strategic goals."

Prior to joining Baptist Health, Miri served as the Chief Information Officer for The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin (Texas). His roles prior to UT Austin include Chief Information Officer for Imprivata, a health care IT company based in Boston, Massachusetts; Chief Information Officer for Walnut Hill Medical Center in Dallas, Texas; and Chief Technology Officer for Children's Health System of Texas in Dallas.  

Miri received his MBA with distinction 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 Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) through the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, a distinguished Fellow with the Health Information Management Systems Society (FHIMSS), a distinguished Fellow with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (FCHIME), and he is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.

Miri is a nationally recognized 2020 "CIOs to Know" by Becker's Hospital Review, 2020 Healthcare Hero's Awardee from CHIME, 2019 Constellation Research Business Transformation 150 award recipient and was honored with the 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders award.

In 2020, the United States Senate appointed Miri for a second term to the Health and Human Services, federal Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC) where he serves as co-chairman. In 2016, The Obama Administration appointed Miri to serve on the Health IT Policy Committee established under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. He is an advisor to the National Academy of Medicine and serves on many not-for-profit boards.