Title: SVP/Chief Strategy and Information Officer
Organization: Truman Medical Center
Years in HIT: 23
Previous Positions: Director, Information Systems, Children’s Medical Center Dallas; Senior Systems Engineer/Data Standards and Configuration Management Consultant, Axiom Resource Management; Director, Systems Integration, Baptist Health System; Manager, Special Projects, Baptist Health System; Regional Director of Operations, Kinetra LLC/IMS MEDACOM Networks.
Significant Achievements: Cardenas was instrumental in creating the TMC and ITWorks (now KCOne) Partnership with Cerner. She led a systemwide electronic health record rollout, with significant clinical and financial benefits.
Impact on HIT: Cardenas is active in local and state efforts related to the use of technology to improve care while reducing cost. She has served as chair of the AHA Interoperability Workgroup.