Deputy Chief Technology Officer
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Ed Simcox is the Deputy Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) . As the Deputy CTO at HHS, Ed provides leadership and direction to ensure that HHS effectively uses data, technology and innovation to improve the lives of the American people and the performance of the operating divisions across the Department. Simcox has been working within the intersection of healthcare and technology for 18 years.
Prior to joining HHS, Simcox served as the Healthcare Practice Leader at Logicalis, an IT service provider and consultancy with over 300 healthcare clients in the United States and across the globe. In this role, Simcox was responsible for leading healthcare strategy and solutions for Logicalis in the United States. He also engaged with healthcare providers across the US in a consulting capacity and advocated for open healthcare data and telehealth adoption. Prior to joining Logicalis, Ed was the director of the healthcare go-to-market strategy and product development for AT&T.
Before joining AT&T, Ed served in multiple roles at Indiana University Health (formerly Clarian Health), one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation with 17 hospitals, 50 physician groups and a revenue of over $6 billion in 2016. Simcox served as the Chief Technology Officer and prior to that the Director of Business Innovations at Indiana University Health. Simcox was awarded ComputerWorld's Laureate medal for achieving $5 million in savings through the design and implementation of innovative IT solutions. During Simcox’s time as CTO, Indiana University Health received Hospitals and Health Networks' "Most Wired Hospital" award based in part on Simcox’s work with emerging technologies.
Simcox has also served as the president and CEO of an independent IT and technology-law consulting firm.
Simcox has been both a presenter and industry board member for the American Telemedicine Association, a member of the Gartner Emerging Technology Council, a HIMSS presenter and member, and a speaker at an MIT Enterprise Forum on telehealth, held at Harvard Medical School.