Martin Harris, MD, MBA

Chief Business Officer; Professor

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C. Martin Harris is associate vice president of the Health Enterprise and Chief Business Officer at the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He previously served as a practicing physician in the Department of Internal Medicine, and Chief Information Officer at Cleveland Clinic, where he oversaw the strategic development of the organization’s integrated information technology infrastructure, which includes the electronic health record system (EHR).

Harris was appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Information Technology Standards Committee, which is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on standards and certification criteria for the electronic exchange of health information. He is past Chairman of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the Health and Human Services Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine. He also received a Presidential appointment to the Commission on Care for America’s Wounded Warriors, and to the Congressional Commission on Systemic Interoperability. And he is the co-author of "IT’s About Patient Care: Transforming Healthcare Information Technology the Cleveland Clinic Way," published by McGraw Hill in 2016.

Harris received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and completed his residency training in general internal medicine at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar fellowship in General Internal Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and holds a Masters in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Research Output 1994 2016

9 Citations (Scopus)

Online network of subspecialty aortic disease experts: Impact of "cloud" technology on management of acute aortic emergencies

Schoenhagen, P., Roselli, E. E., Harris, M., Eagleton, M. & Menon, V., Jul 1 2016, In : Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 152, 1, p. 39-42 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Aortic Diseases
Information Storage and Retrieval
Information Services
new technology
Online systems
Integrated Delivery of Health Care
Medical Informatics
Administrative Personnel
32 Citations (Scopus)

Web-based self-management for patients with multiple sclerosis: A practical, randomized trial

Miller, D. M., Moore, S. M., Fox, R. J., Atreja, A., Fu, A. Z., Lee, J. C., Saupe, W., Stadtler, M., Chakraborty, S., Harris, C. M. & Rudick, R. A., Jan 1 2011, In : Telemedicine and e-Health. 17, 1, p. 5-13 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Self Care
Personal Health Records
Multiple Sclerosis
Electronic Health Records
74 Citations (Scopus)

Potentially inappropriate medication prescribing in outpatient practices: Prevalence and patient characteristics based on electronic health records

Buck, M. D., Atreja, A., Brunker, C. P., Jain, A., Suh, T. T., Palmer, R. M., Dorr, D. A., Harris, C. M. & Wilcox, A. B., Apr 1 2009, In : American Journal Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. 7, 2, p. 84-92 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inappropriate Prescribing
Electronic Health Records
Primary Health Care