February 20, 2020

Mayo Clinic names Rita Garnett Khan chief digital officer

By Karl W Oestreich

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

After an extensive nationwide search, Mayo Clinic has named Rita Khan as chief digital officer of Mayo Clinic. As Mayo’s first chief digital officer, Khan will be responsible for digital strategy, establishing the Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health, and implementing a comprehensive business plan and digital standards that align with Mayo Clinic’s culture and values. Khan most recently was senior vice president of consumer digital at UnitedHealthcare, where she directed enterprise-level digital strategy. She also has 20 years of experience in retail and e-commerce, serving as a global vice president of Product at Digital River Inc., a provider of e-commerce, payments and marketing services. She also was director of bestbuy.com and director of Best Buy’s direct to business channel. She began her career at Target Corp.

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Context: After an extensive nationwide search, Mayo Clinic has named Rita Khan chief digital officer, Mayo Clinic. Khan will guide Mayo Clinic's strategy as it prepares for transformative changes in the digital space.

As Mayo Clinic's first chief digital officer, Khan will be responsible for digital strategy, establishing the Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health, and implementing a comprehensive business plan and digital standards that align with Mayo Clinic's culture and values.

"Mayo Clinic is committed to leading the digital transformation of health care by creating world-class platforms that align with our patients-first culture and values," says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic's president and CEO. "We must continually innovate and reimagine the delivery of health care, and we are delighted that Ms. Khan, with her diverse experience in consumer-focused digital innovation, will lead this effort."

You can read more on Mayo Clinic News Network.

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