Texas Health Resources

Chief Medical Information Officer

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. In this role, he guides and leads strategic initiatives to leverage Information Technology to improve care delivery and implement, optimize the clinical effectiveness of THR’s Epic Electronic Health Record, CareConnect. Texas Health Resources has been recognized by HIMSS with the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for outstanding achievement in utilizing health information technology to improve patient outcomes and to achieve ROI.
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. Dr. Saldana was recognized by Becker’s Healthcare in 2017 as one of “50 CMIOs to Know” He was an Associate Editor of HIMSS 2009 Guidebook: Improving Medication Use and Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: A Step-by-Step Guide. Dr. Saldana also co-authored the current edition of the HIMSS Guidebook: Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide, the HIMSS 2013 Book of 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 School. He is an Emergency Physician for over 25 years, and is 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