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UT Health Austin Recognized for Using Integrated Technology to Benefit Patients, Improve Medical Practice

Sept. 23, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded HealthCare’s Most Wired Certified Level 9 Performance Excellence Award by the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) for its exceptional use of information technology to improve health and care.

UT Health Austin was one of only two ambulatory clinical systems in Texas to earn a Level 9 certification. More than 16,000 organizations were evaluated for their respective adoption, integration and impact of technologies in their systems as part of the annual survey. All participants surveyed were assigned a benchmark rating on a scale of 1 to 10; organizations earning Levels 8 to 10 were honored with awards.

“This award illustrates the transformative power that technology can play in a health system, and it is something we have built our practice around to provide the right care at the right place at the right time,” said Aaron Miri, CHCIO, chief information officer of UT Health Austin and Dell Med.

“Everyone at UT Health Austin is motivated to create a system of care that embraces each and every one of our patients as a complex individual with unique needs, beliefs and preferences,” he said.

Integrated technologies are critical to building a more personalized system of care that allows for seamless connection of real-time data, analytics and functional capabilities. This integration makes it possible for clinicians to connect with patients in ways that positively impact each patient’s experience and health outcome.

“What makes this recognition by CHIME particularly significant is that UT Health Austin is one of only two organizations in Texas to achieve this level of recognition, and our practice is relatively new,” said Amy Young, M.D., chief clinical officer of UT Health Austin and vice dean of professional practice and professor in the Department of Women’s Health at Dell Med.

“We have assembled a unique group of providers who passionately believe in understanding outcomes that are important to patients and are harnessing the strengths of our technology team to enable the collection in a way that is clinically actionable,” she said.


Contact: Shahreen Abedin, Shahreen.abedin@austin.utexas.edu, o: 512-495-5062, c: 347-419-2657

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