Monica Trujillo, MBBS, MPH, FRACMA, FAIDH
Dr. Monica Trujillo is the senior director, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Information Officer of Cerner Australia and Asia Pac. She leads Cerner's highly skilled team of doctors, nurses and clinicians to raise clinical leadership, strategy and engagement across the 400+ Asia Pacific hospitals and community health centres. In this role, she is also the executive responsible for leading the Population and Health Networks strategy for the APAC region.
Dr. Trujillo joined Cerner in October 2018, and prior to the role, Dr. Trujillo was Executive General Manager, Clinical and Consumer Engagement and Clinical Governance and inaugural Chief Clinical Information Officer at the Australian Digital Health Agency. Whilst working at the Agency, Dr. Trujillo led the clinical programs establishment as well as the development of the clinical governance and stakeholder engagement framework. She also led the engagement process for the National Digital Health Strategy ensuring a comprehensive consultation was undertaken. The strategy has now been approved and is a landmark for Australia.
In 2012, Dr. Trujillo was appointed as Australia’s first Chief Medical Information Officer whilst at UnitingCare Health, as well as being the Regional Director of Medical Services for St Stephen's Hervey Bay and the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. She was instrumental in leading the Cerner implementation at St Stephen's Hervey Bay. This project delivered the first fully integrated digital hospital in Australia and St Stephen's was the first Australian hospital to achieve HIMSS Stage 6 and now stage 7 accreditation.
Prior to her tenure with UnitingCare Health, Dr. Trujillo worked in the public sector in different roles across healthcare systems.
Dr. Trujillo is focused on advancing patient-centered care and safety and improving quality outcomes through the adoption of clinical technology, clinician leadership and active community collaboration. She is a passionate advocate on fully and effectively engaging clinicians and consumers in the design, implementation and sustainability of digital health solutions, in order to bring about high quality and safety outcomes. She was recognized for her work leading clinician engagement across UnitingCare Health with a “CEO Commendation Award for Medical Engagement Supporting Electronic Medical Record Adoption" in 2015.
Dr. Trujillo is currently a board member at the Australian Institute of Digital Health, Australia’s peak body for digital health. She obtained her degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1998, holds a Master of Public Health, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Digital Health and a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management.