Philip Loftus

Chief Innovation Officer

Philip Loftus

As Chief Innovation Officer, Philip Loftus, PhD, sets the course for IT (Integrated Health Technologies) and  clinical engineering (Healthcare Technology Management) for SSM Health’s acute-care hospitals, physician practices and nursing homes. He is also responsible for SSM’s supply chain and the Navitus pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and Lumicera specialty pharmacy businesses.

Loftus brings extensive knowledge and a clear passion for IT drawn from experience in both the health care and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining SSM Health, Loftus served as CIO for Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, where he led the implementation of the Epic electronic health record system. He also developed and implemented a comprehensive IT strategy to support the health system’s goal of forming a more closely integrated delivery system following rapid growth.

He earned a 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.

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