Matthew Kull has been appointed Cleveland Clinic's chief information officer, effective immediately, after serving as the interim CIO since November.
Kull, who joined the Clinic in 2018 as the associate CIO of the Information Technology Division, will continue to lead the system's information technology strategy and will work with clinical partners and caregivers across the health system to enhance patient care through innovative technologies, according to a news release.
"Matthew has made great progress in helping us advance our digital strategy in his short time with Cleveland Clinic," said William Peacock, the Clinic's chief of operations, in a prepared statement. "His background in developing innovative and transformational technology strategies will be a great asset as we execute on our five-year strategy to care for patients across their lifetimes and double the number of patients served."
Kull has played an important role in the enterprise's Digital Transformation, Global Business Transformation (enterprise resource planning) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) initiatives, according to the release.
Before joining the Clinic, Kull was senior vice president and chief information officer for Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas. He has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, pharmacies, regional oncology and disease management institutions, as well as telecom and energy systems, retail and distribution organizations.
Kull received his MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer, according to the release. He also maintains professional affiliations with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
"Digital technologies will play an important role to drive medical innovation and deliver world-class care to patients around the globe," Kull said in a prepared statement. "I am excited to continue working with our caregivers to align Cleveland Clinic's clinical and digital strategies to help us meet the health care challenges over the next decade."
This article was originally published in Crain's Cleveland Business.