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TrumanMedical Centers Skip Navigation LinksAbout TMC > Executive Biographies > Mitzi Cardenas

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 Analytics EMRAM.  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 2010. 

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.

 

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