About TMC > Executive Biographies > Mitzi Cardenas
Sr. Vice President — Strategy, Business Development
and Performance Integration
Chief Information Officer
Mitzi Cardenas is an information technology executive
with more than 18 years in the healthcare IT industry.
She currently serves as the Sr. Vice President/ Strategy,
Business Development and Performance Integration at Truman Medical
Centers (TMC), a two-hospital, not-for-profit health system located in
Kansas City, Missouri. In
addition to 380 acute-care beds, the TMC system includes TMC Behavioral
Health, the Jackson County Health Department, a 188-bed long term care
facility, more than 30 ambulatory clinics and a number of primary care
practices and clinics.
In her current role, Cardenas provides
leadership to the organization in developing leading clinical and
administrative information systems and technology.
Since her arrival in 2008, Ms. Cardenas has worked with the
organizational leadership to execute an 18-month quality-focused plan to
complete the roll-out of an electronic medical record.
From this effort, TMC has achieved the
Stage Six designation of the HIMSS
TMC recently earned a second consecutive Healthcare's Most Wired
designation from Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine.
Currently, Mitzi is Co-chair of the Technology and Operations
Workgroup for the Missouri Health Connection, a role she has held since
As a leader in Health Information Technology, Ms. Cardenas was
invited to testify at the HIT Standards Committee Implementation
Workgroup for the ONC.
She also serves as the Chair of the Missouri
Hospital Association HIT Committee and has been appointed to the
CAQH Provider Council.
She has been invited to speak on a number of important topics
related to healthcare IT across the country.
Prior to joining TMC, Ms. Cardenas has held IT Leadership roles in a
pediatric medical center, the military health system, and a
multi-hospital community healthcare delivery system.
She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from
the University of Texas at Arlington and a master's of science degree
from Troy State University.