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Liz Johnson

CIO, Tenet Healthcare


Liz Johnson is the nationally recognized and award-winning Chief Information Officer, Acute Care Hospitals & Applied Clinical Informatics for Tenet Healthcare. Liz provides the strategic vision and tactical planning for all clinical, patient management, imaging, productivity and supply chain systems used across Tenet’s acute care hospitals nationwide. As a pioneer in nursing and nurse informatics, Liz led the most aggressive and successful electronic health record (EHR) implementation effort in the nation.  Due to her leadership, Tenet Healthcare is now a national model of healthcare reform, using quantifiable data to transform clinical practice to enhance care delivery and improve patient outcomes through the use of EHR systems.

Liz is also honored to serve in various elected, assigned and philanthropic positions at the national level that include serving as the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) Board Chair for 2017; board member for Health Level 7 (HL7) International; and appointee to the Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) from 2009 - 2016.  

Liz is the recipient of the 2016 University of Texas at Arlington Distinguished Alumni Award and has been recognized in the industry as one of “20 People to Watch in Healthcare IT in 2017” and as one of the “50 Leading Healthcare IT Experts” by Health Data Management (HDM), highlighting the national leaders that are expected to make large contributions to the discussion on HIT in 2017 and provide guidance on where the industry needs to go. Liz is a Fellow of CHIME and HIMSS and is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.