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C. Martin Harris, MD, is the chief information officer and chairman of the Information Technology Division of Cleveland Clinic, where he is also a staff member in the Department of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Harris is the executive director of eCleveland Clinic, a series of secure, online technology- enabled clinical programs and services.

In his role as chief information officer, Dr. Harris is responsible for implementing information technology strategies that support the clinical and business objectives of Cleveland Clinic. He is a member of the eHealth Initiative Leadership Council, where he works to eliminate hurdles to the development of the ehealth marketplace. He was a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Better Health 2010 Advisory Board and an advisor to the National Committee for Quality Assurance on the confidentiality of patient information.

He serves on the President’s Commission on Interoperability, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, and the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee to the Director; he also served on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee of the Department of Health and Human Services, and was a presidential appointee on the President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors.

Dr. Harris received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. His residency training in general internal medicine was completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar fellowship in general internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and holds a master’s degree in business administration in healthcare management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Gene Lazuta is the senior director of strategic communication at the Division of Information Technology at Cleveland Clinic and its Secure Online Services program. He has worked at Cleveland Clinic in various capacities since 1995. He has written numerous research and white papers, magazine and online articles, and book chapters. A graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University, he is the author of 10 novels.

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