Cris Ross, MBA, is Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Clinical Interoperability business for Surescripts. He has 28 years of experience in healthcare, information technology and government. He serves on the Health and Human Services Health IT Standards Committee and Health IT Policy Committee, and previously on the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and the CDC’s National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee.
Ross joined Surescripts in May 2010. Before Surescripts, he most recently was Executive Vice President for Product and Information Services and Chief Information Officer for CVS/MinuteClinic. He helped lead the company through aggressive growth, and pioneered a number of industry firsts, including initial integration with Microsoft HealthVault and Google Health, the first nationwide implementation of CCR-based clinical messaging to physicians, and introduction of chronic disease management services in retail clinics.
Prior to CVS/MinuteClinic, he was Chief Information Officer for Optum Behavioral Services, a unit of UnitedHealth Group. Earlier in his career, he held positions including founder and president of an IT consulting firm that was listed on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 and Fast 50 lists, manager of finance and planning for the State of Minnesota’s Information Technology group, and as a Senior Congressional aide on the House Budget Committee.
Ross holds a BS degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Walk-In Counseling Center and Central Presbyterian Church.