Dr. Steve Miff is the President and CEO of Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI), a leading, non-profit, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing organization affiliated with Parkland Health, one of the country’s largest and most progressive safety-net hospitals. Spurred by his passion for using next-generation analytics and technology to help serve the most vulnerable and underserved residents, Steve and his team focus on leveraging technology, data science, and clinical expertise to obtain unique social determinants of health data and incorporate those holistic, personal insights into point-of-care interventions. Steve was the recipient of the 2020 Dallas Business Journal Most Inspiring Leader award and the winner of the 2021 DCEO and Dallas Innovates healthcare awards. Steve was also named to 2020, 2021, and 2022 Dallas 500 Most Influential Leaders Award and was the recipient of the 2022 DCEO Outstanding Healthcare Innovator of the Year Award. Under his leadership, PCCI was named one of the 2019 Dallas Best Tech Startups by the Tech Tribune and the award recipient for the 2022 Corporate Citizenship Award.
Steve earned his PhD and MS degrees in biomedical engineering and a BA in economics from Northwestern University. He has been an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering for more than five years and has authored more than 100 thought leadership, white papers, and peer-reviewed publications. He is also the co-author of the 2020 Building Connected Communities of Care book released by HIMSS Publishing and Amazon. In 2021, Steve and PCCI’s work was featured in Time Magazine, NEJM, IHI, HealthLeaders, NPR, CBS, NBC, and many other leading news and scientific venues. Before joining the nonprofit world, Steve served as the General Manager of Sg2, a national advanced analytics and consulting business serving over 1,200 leading healthcare systems, and as the Senior Vice President of clinical strategy, population health, and performance management at VHA (Vizient Inc.). He has also performed in various roles at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the National Institute of Standards and
Technology, and St. Agnes Hospital System.
Steve has served on the Senior Board of Examiners for the Baldrige National Quality Program, on the Executive Quest for Quality Prize Board Committee for the American Hospital Association, and as an editor and reviewer for the NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery. He currently participates on multiple other associations and boards, including Health Evolution, Healthcare Executive Forum CEO, and the Northwestern University Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board.
Steve is a first-generation American born in Romania and he lives in Dallas with his wife of 26 years and their precocious ten-year-old daughter. He is a data and technology geek, an avid sports enthusiast, a world traveler, and a self-taught sous-chef and mixologist.