Ron Mills, PhD

Software Architect, Clinical & Economic Research

Data Science and Analytics, ICD-10

Ron Mills, PhD, has been engaged in healthcare clinical research and software development for more than 40 years. He currently serves as software architect for the Clinical & Economic Research department of 3M Health Information Systems. In this role, he participates in the development of the ICD-10 Procedure Coding System (PCS) and the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) as part of 3M’s contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Ron has also contributed to the design of numerous 3M classification methodologies, including 3M APR DRGs, 3M Clinical Risk Groups (CRGs), 3M Advanced Analyzer Software, and 3M PPCs and PPRs.

Ron began his career at Yale University’s School of Management in the 1970s, where he was the chief technical analyst for health-related research, including the design and development of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs). He was one of the founders of Health Systems International, which was acquired by 3M Health Information Systems in 1990.