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Dallas, TX
December 25, 2020

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Luis E. Saldaña, MD, MBA, FACEP

Respected Medical Informatics Executive Dedicated to Delivering Excellence in State-of-the-Art Healthcare Services

Dallas, TX 75205


Medical Informatics Health Information Technologies Clinical Design Support Tools

Team Building / Leadership Best Practices Strategic Analysis / Planning Trends Tracking

Patient Safety Initiatives Quality Assurance Usability Enhancements EHR CareConnect (Epic)

Clinician Needs Assessment Clinical Care Delivery Process Optimization Technology Implementation

Highly Accomplished CMIO who drives dynamic healthcare initiatives to align with a facility’s vision, value, and goals while continually promoting patient-, safety-, quality-oriented performance. Influential Strategist who applies up-to-date awareness of industry trends, technology, and process enhancements to attain success in evolving healthcare markets. Innovative Thought Leader who champions organizational change via design and integration of Clinical Decision Support tools and improving usability with clinicians of Electronic Health Record (EHR) and CareConnect (Epic). Award-Winning Bilingual Communicator (Spanish) who co-authored HIMSS “Book of the Year” in 2012, and who leads top peers with ethics and integrity – always willing to “go the extra mile” to surpass the status quo.

Career Highlights Include:

Expertly implementing EMR to support patient satisfaction and engagement.

Leading Texas Health Resources entities to achieve HIMSS Stage 7 recognition.

Improving key patient safety and quality via use of EHR and CareConnect (Epic).

Achieving recognition as one of “25 CMIOs to Know” by Health Data Management.

Driving efforts to attain “HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award” for Texas Health Resources.

Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review honor as one of “32 CMIOs to Know” in 2016 and 2017.

Strategically designing and executing Clinical Decision Support tools and enhanced usability.

Continually engaging with clinician needs, emerging technologies, and impact on clinical care.

Concurrently serving as Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Leadership & Management at UT Dallas.

Frequently presenting at national forums on Healthcare Informatics and Clinical Decision Support.

Professional Synopsis

Texas Health Resources (THR)

(2006 – 2019)

Chief Medical Informatics Officer (2013 – 2019)

Leveraged broad scope of healthcare industry knowledge toward proactively applying key technologies (i.e. Electronic Medical Record) for optimal care within this multi-hospital and clinical site health system. Consistently ensured systems’ medical and health data improve enterprise-wide clinical care and operations efficiency. Liaised between practicing physicians as a designated IT leader with talent in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), as well as patient safety, clinical quality, human factors engineering, and regulatory compliance.

Collectively developed a culture of clinician engagement and investment in IT while assisting teams with configuration of clinician- and workflow-friendly applications. Maximized clinician engagement during design and implementation processes to guarantee proper workflow, information requirements, and change management. Designed clinical content governance to support continuous improvement and evidence-based practices aligned with organizational goals. Oversaw patient-facing technologies to support patient engagement, shared decision-making, and patient satisfaction.

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Professional Synopsis


Texas Health Resources (THR)


Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer (2011 – 2013)

Applied strong leadership talents toward directing development and maintenance of clinical content, including order sets and Clinical Decision Support interventions to continually drive clinical excellence and patient safety objectives.

Medical Director – Clinical Decision Support (2006 – 2019)

Led targeted decision-making among within a solutions-focused Clinical Decision Support program dedicated to facilitating highly effective, evidence-based care and clinical effectiveness to benefit all patients’ health and well-being.

Luis Saldana, MD, PA

(1987 – 2015)

Attending Emergency Physician

Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas (Associated ED Medical Director) (2005 – 2015)

Methodist Hospital Dallas (1987 – 1996) Charlton Methodist Hospital (ED Medical Director) (1992 – 1995)

Capitalized on the opportunity to lead forward-thinking healthcare operations within quality-oriented facilities, including practicing in a high-volume trauma center / emergency department, as well as high-volume teaching hospital. Skillfully mentored multidisciplinary healthcare teams to consistently deliver excellence in patient care throughout tenure.

Education & Professional Affiliations

Southern Methodist University

Master of Business Administration (Executive)

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Medical Doctor

Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Fellow – American College of Emergency Physicians

Member, Physician Committee (2016 – 2018)

Member, HIMSS (2008 – 2019) Member, Scottsdale Institute (2008 – 2019)

Professional Publications

Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide

Co-Author, 2nd Edition of the Authoritative Best Seller Winner, HIMSS 2012 “Book of the Year” Award

Improving Medication Use and Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: A Step-by-Step Guide

Associate Editor Winner, HIMSS 2009 “Book of the Year” Award

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