Dr. Saldana is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. In this role, he guides and leads strategic initiatives to leverage Information Technology to improve care delivery, implementation and clinical effectiveness of THR’s Epic Electronic Health Record, CareConnect. He is also the medical director for Clinical Decision Support and is active nationally in initiatives to develop tools to improve patient care quality and safety through Health Information Technology and Clinical Decision Support. He was an Associate Editor of HIMSS 2009 Guidebook: Improving Medication Use and Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: A Step-by-Step Guide. He was also a co-author of the current edition of the HIMSS Guidebook: Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide, the HIMSS 2013 Book fo the Year. Dr. Saldana is a graduate of University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and received his MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox Business Scchool. He is a practicing Emergency Physician for 25 years, and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He also holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management at the Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas.
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