Mary Beth Mitchell is the chief nursing information officer for Texas Health Resources (THR). THR is a 14-hospital not-for-profit, faith-based organization located in north Texas. In the role of CNIO, Mary Beth oversees the nursing adoption, utilization, and optimization of the electronic health record (EHR) for all hospitals within THR. She also serves as the liaison for all information technology-related nursing projects. In this role, Mary Beth chairs the THR Nursing Informatics Council and participates in the Chief Nursing Officer Council, System Leadership Council, as well as other information technology leadership committees and multidisciplinary teams.
Mary Beth has worked in nursing informatics for more than 10 years, both at the hospital level and corporate level. In addition to responsibility for implementing an EHR in a hospital, Mary Beth has developed education and training programs and managed superuser and nursing informatics programs within the hospital setting. Mary Beth was previously an ICU registered nurse, ultimately working as a clinical nurse specialist in pulmonary and cardiac care.