As a 2017 HIMSS Davies Enterprise Award Recipient, UT Southwestern Medical Center’s (UTSW) award winning use cases focused on access to clean interoperable data that enables data-driven decision making, the FitNesse framework to detect errors and resolve system issues, and utilizing Agile methodologies to eliminate work ticket backlog. Through implementation of lightweight frameworks, the UTSW HSIR department accelerated ongoing delivery of system changes while ensuring quality across highly-complex and interrelated systems.
The story of UTSW is one of tremendous growth and progress. As early adopters of healthcare technology, UTSW has embraced the benefits that automation and data analytics bring to clinical medicine. Health System Information Resources (HSIR) began implementing information technology in 1984, with early efforts for a data warehouse and data driven decision making available in 2003. Over the years, the data warehouse has grown to include data from over 33 systems including clinical, operational, and academic data.
Learn more about how UT Southwestern Medical Center has achieved excellence through health information and technology by listening to their use cases.