Dr. Mark D. Crockett, MD, FACEP has been in HCIT leadership for more than 20 years, with Chief Medical Officer positions at Optum, Best Doctors, and Picis. He has led organizations in several areas of healthcare software, including electronic medical records, population Health, and most recently patient safety and compliance. During much of that time he practiced Emergency Medicine at Advocate Healthcare in Chicago. He is a published author in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and holds several patents in healthcare information systems. He received his Bachelor of Science from Wheaton College and his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois.