Ed Simcox is the Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As the Acting CTO at HHS, Ed provides leadership and direction to ensure that HHS effectively leverages 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 at the intersection of healthcare and technology for 18 years.
Prior to joining HHS, Simcox served as the Healthcare Practice Leader at Logicalis, an international IT service provider and consultancy with over 300 healthcare clients in the United States. In this role, Simcox led the strategy, solution development, and consulting for the U.S. healthcare sector. He engaged with healthcare providers across the US in a consulting capacity and advocated for the liberation of healthcare data and telehealth adoption.
Prior to joining Logicalis, Ed was director of U.S. healthcare strategy, partnerships, and product development for AT&T. Ed’s portfolio included emerging technologies and products supporting mHealth, telehealth, and health information exchange.
Before joining AT&T, Ed held multiple leadership roles at Indiana University Health, a large U.S. healthcare system with 19 hospitals, 50 physician groups and annual revenue of over $6 billion. Simcox served as the Chief Technology Officer, and prior to that, the Director of Business Innovations, an internal innovation incubator and design lab. Simcox was awarded ComputerWorld's Laureate medal for leading a project that achieved $5 million in savings through the design and implementation of innovative IT solutions in the inpatient healthcare setting. During Simcox’s time as CTO, Indiana University Health received Hospitals and Health Networks' "Most Wired Hospital" award based in part on his team’s work with emerging technologies.
He 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 industry events, such as the MIT - Harvard Medical School Enterprise Forum, FedScoop, and MeriTalk.