Advisory Task Force

Stephen Cracknell

President and CIO US Medical IT (LLC) www.usmedicalit.com

As CIO and President, Stephen Cracknell leads US Medical IT’s effort to innovate the healthcare technology environment in order to improve medical practitioners’ daily operations and better service patients in a more compliant manner.

Stephen is also chair of the North Texas Health Industry Council Foundation. The foundation provides educational resources and networking opportunities to its members with a focus on affecting positive change in community health issues across North Texas. Prior to launching US Medical IT in 2010, Stephen spent 12 years at Microsoft managing complex IT projects ranging from security to databases and network architecture. In 2007, Bill Gates awarded Stephen Microsoft’s Innovation Award for his design of a Shelter Registration System used by the American Red Cross. Stephen earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

Why I Support VFI

I participate in Voices of Innovation because I want to be a voice for entrepreneurs and small business. I value the opportunity to contribute to the process of building well-structured laws that help our society flourish. Specifically, I am passionate about ensuring our young people are prepared for the professional world when they graduate, and that employers have access to the talented people that can help address the needs of society.