Innovation in action for Central Texas residents
Dell Medical School faculty and staff are treating patients at UT Health Austin, a new medical group practice that uses innovative, team-based models and strategies to provide care focused on an individual’s health and personal goals.
UT Health Austin provides care for a select-but-growing list of conditions; additional service will be available in the coming months.
The first set of clinical institutes include the:
- Women’s Health Institute, treating women with complex gynecological conditions such as chronic pelvic pain, vulvar disorders and pelvic floor disorders.
- Musculoskeletal Institute, providing medical and surgical care for upper and lower extremity pain and functional issues.
- Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, providing coordinated care for back pain and multiple sclerosis.
(Beginning Nov. 28, the Mulva Clinic will also provide treatment for patients with cognitive impairment/Alzheimer’s disease and bipolar disorder.)
A New Kind of Care Experience
UT Health Austin’s approach is a reflection of the innovative education principles developed by Dell Medical School. Appointments begin with patient-provided insights into their individual needs, goals and lives. A care team then works with patients to develop care plans that are both manageable and effective. Care teams actively include community physicians, who are critical to ensuring that people are getting the best treatment possible.
UT Health Austin providers maintain regular contact with referring physicians about patients, and work with those physicians to integrate them into care plans as completely as possible. UT Health Austin also works to connect patients to the appropriate community physicians for specialties or services not offered.
See what our leaders have to say about UT Health Austin:
“Beginning on their first day, Dell Med students are taught to think critically while coordinating leadership skills to solve problems. UT Health Austin is the clinical expression built on this model and gives every resident of Austin and Travis County the opportunity to personally experience these same innovations in health care.”
—Dr. Clay Johnston, Vice President for Medical Affairs, UT Austin | Dean, Dell Medical School
“We have designed an entirely different care experience. This practice brings together medical experts from a variety of specialties to provide comprehensive care using one team, in one place. We use patients’ individual goals as our primary measure of success. Everything we do is focused on the patient.”
—Dr. Amy Young, Director of Clinical Operations, UT Health Austin | Chair of Women’s Health, Dell Medical School
“We recognize that clear and timely clinician-to-clinician communication throughout the care cycle is critical to a patient’s success. We hope clinicians everywhere will quickly come to consider UT Health Austin as their collaborative, specialty partner."
—Dr. C. Martin Harris, Associate Vice President, Health Enterprise | Chief Business Officer, Dell Medical School