Aaron Miri, MBA, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO
Chief Information Officer
The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin
Aaron Miri is the Chief Information Officer for The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School and UT Health Austin. Aaron brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience driving growth and innovation, leading both provider and commercial healthcare enterprises, and providing thought leadership and close collaboration with state and federal representatives. As CIO, Aaron is passionate about humanizing technology by collaborating with clinicians, technology partners, and business champions to truly transform healthcare delivery for consumers, patients, and providers.
In 2020, The United States Senate congressionally re-appointed Aaron for a second term to the Health and Human Services, federal Health IT Advisory Committee (HITAC), established under the 21st Century Cures Act. Furthermore, he was elevated to the role of Co-Chairman of the HITAC. The United States Senate first appointed Aaron to the HITAC in 2018.
In 2016, The Obama Administration appointed Aaron to serve on the Health IT Policy Committee established under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Aaron is the prior Chairman of the HIMSS National Public Policy Committee, he serves on the CHIME Public Policy Committee, and he serves as an expert adviser to the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and to other congressional panels engaged in numerous Health IT policy topics. Aaron also serves as an advisor to the National Academy of Medicine on the topics of healthcare privacy, security, and data.
Prior to joining U.T. Austin, Aaron served as the Chief Information Officer for Imprivata, where he helped to build and transform a global commercial enterprise focused on healthcare cyber security. Prior to Imprivata, Aaron was the Chief Information Officer for Walnut Hill Medical Center, and he is former Chief Technology Officer for Children’s Health System of Texas, located in Dallas, Texas.
Aaron has successfully led organizations that achieved the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award, HIMSS Level 7 EMRAM status, HITRUST CSF designation, and he led the first provider organization to receive the SECURETexas Health Information Privacy and Security certification awarded through the Texas Health Services Authority. Aaron is also a proud member of the CHIME CIO Boot Camp Faculty and routinely mentors early careerists through CHIME, HIMSS, and other national Health IT associations.
Aaron 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. Aaron 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.
Aaron 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, 2017 Texas Health IT Advocacy Leadership Award, and he was honored with the 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders award.
He also serves on the Board of Directors with The Sequoia Project, Board of Directors for the Commonwell Health Alliance, Council of Information Technology Executives for AthenaHealth, CIO board advisor for Dell Inc., and as an industry advisor for numerous healthcare startups and leading venture capital corporations.