Mitch Morris, M.D.

President, Optum Advisory Services

Mitch Morris, M.D.
Mitch Morris, M.D.

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Opening Keynote Session
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 • 3:00 PM–5:00 PM

Mitchell Morris is President of Optum Advisory Services. Optum is a leading health services and innovation company dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 124,000 people collaborating worldwide, Optum combines technology, data and expertise to improve the delivery, quality and efficiency of health care. Dr. Morris has more than 30 years of health care experience in consulting, health care administration, technology, and clinical care. Prior to joining Optum, Dr. Morris was Vice Chairman and Global Leader for the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry at Deloitte. Dr. Morris also served as Senior Vice President for Healthcare Systems and Chief Information Officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center where he was also Professor in Gynecologic Oncology and in Health Services Research.  At the University of Texas, Houston, he was Professor of Biomedical Informatics (adjunct) and now serves on their advisory board. During his academic career, he received international recognition as a leading clinician, researcher, and educator.

Dr. Morris’s career focus has been on health systems, academic organizations, and government agencies, assisting them with the development and implementation of strategies around health reform, growth, technology, and innovation. As a former Deloitte strategy/M&A partner, Dr. Morris has worked with both public and private universities and health systems on strategy, raising capital, new ventures and innovative alliances.  He has published extensively and is a frequent speaker on healthcare reform, technology, and policy.