Clifford Goldsmith

US Chief Medical Officer
Microsoft Health and Life Sciences

Clifford Goldsmith brings a unique experience to Microsoft as a physician who also has over 33 years of know-how envisioning, designing, developing, and selling high-performance solutions for the healthcare industry.  He has been with Microsoft’s Healthcare team for more than 18 years and in his current role of US CMO and National Director, he designs, develops and executes Microsoft’s strategy for the US Healthcare Provider Industry.  Dr. Goldsmith has focused on numerous areas of healthcare information technology including value-based payment models, AI and ML for Health, rare diseases, clinical trials, medical devices and embedded systems, process improvement and patient engagement.  He has also served as Chief Medical Officer of Aptima Corporation, where he led a team in transitioning well-tested concepts on human-centered engineering from aviation and the military into healthcare.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 1998, Dr. Goldsmith worked for Harvard University’s Department of Medicine and the Center for Clinical Computing, developing and managing various aspects of IT for both Beth Israel and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals.  During this appointment, he pioneered full, remote access electrocardiograph (ECG) integration with the EHR.  He founded and managed LINK Medical which delivered a commercial product that integrated ECGs and other waveform diagnostics into the EHR.  He joined the HL7 (Health Level 7) Committee in its early years and collaborated on both the Order Entry and Results Reporting standards.  Dr. Goldsmith received a B.S. and a M.B.B.Ch (MD) from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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