Philip Loftus, PhD
SSM Health

Philip Loftus, Ph.D., joined SSM Health in January 2015 as  senior vice president/chief information officer. Philip had been the VP of IS and CIO at Aurora Health Care, where he led the implementation of the Epic electronic health record system. He also developed and implemented a robust and comprehensive IT strategy to support the health system’s goal of forming a more closely integrated delivery system following rapid growth.  Previously, he was SVP and CIO at Caremark where he implemented the move to a paperless mail order pharmacy system based on electronic documentation and workflow, developed one of the major systems supporting the new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, and launched a high performance eBusiness Internet website with several million active users. He has 25 years of IT experience in the pharmaceutical industry with GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and what is now AstraZeneca, working extensively in both Europe and the US.

He earned his doctorate in computer-based modeling and simulation from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom and was a Fulbright Hayes Postdoctoral Fellow with the California Institute of Technology.