Drex DeFord

Drex DeFord FCHIME, FHIMSS, FACHE, CHCIO

Executive Healthcare Strategist

Veteran Healthcare CIO with over two decades of experience with a career spanning both coasts and the military.

Drex DeFord brings two decades of experience as a CIO with a career spanning both coasts and the military in his role with CI Security as Healthcare Executive Strategist. Drex is the former CIO at Scripps Health, Seattle Children's, Steward Healthcare, & the U.S. Air Force. DeFord has also spent time supporting the healthcare industry with his expertise. He is the Past-Chair of CHIME’s Board of Trustees, and he has served on the HIMSS National Board.

Today, Drex works with CI Security to advance the mission of helping healthcare organizations secure critical systems, devices, and networks that support patient care. Drex also consults with enterprise healthcare organizations with his company, Drexio Digital Health.