Research and communications
Paul Cerrato, M.A., is the senior research analyst and communications specialist for the Mayo Clinic Platform, which focuses on how to discover, validate, and deliver better diagnostics and treatment, with the help of computer science, data analysis and virtual health services. Mr. Cerrato has more than 40 years of experience working in healthcare as a medical journalist, research analyst, clinician, and educator. He has served as the Editor of InformationWeek Healthcare; Executive Editor of Contemporary OB/GYN; Senior Editor of RN Magazine; and contributing writer/editor for the Yale University School of Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, InformationWeek, Medscape, and MedpageToday. The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has listed Mr. Cerrato as one of the most influential healthcare IT columnists. Among his achievements are six editorial awards from the American Business Media—often referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of business journalism—and the Gold Award from the American Society of Healthcare Publications Editors for best-signed editorial.