Dell and Texas A&M create health technology academy to bridge healthcare’s digital divide

June 5, 2014

Dell and Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) have announced the creation of a health technology academy to provide customized information technology education to the ever-evolving health professions workforce.

Dell partnership for health IT education

Dell and Texas A&M Health Science Center are combining their expertise to ensure that the 21st Century health care workforce understands the value of health information technology and the role it plays in improving patient outcomes and lowering the cost of healthcare.

By combining Dell’s technology and consulting expertise with TAMHSC’s innovative research and education programs, the collaborative effort will enhance development, implementation and adoption of novel technologies that will revolutionize information-driven primary care, resulting in improved patient outcomes and overall cost savings across healthcare systems worldwide. Ultimately, the academy aims to advance healthcare discovery and business innovation by increasing providers’ knowledge and understanding of the value of IT through technology-driven continuing medical education for current physicians, new curriculum for medical and health professions students, and training programs for other clinicians.

“As part of our mission, Texas A&M Health Science Center brings together technology, policy making, clinical delivery and scientific advances each and every day in order to shape 21st Century healthcare,” said Brett P. Giroir, M.D., CEO of TAMHSC. “By partnering with Dell, we are leading the way in creation of a highly skilled workforce pipeline and development of a one-of-a-kind think tank intent on serving as a national model for transforming health.” Giroir announced the collaboration during his keynote presentation last night at a summit sponsored by the Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute in Austin.

“The advances in healthcare technology today are driving improvements in patient outcomes and providing greater accessibility to quality care around the globe,” said Sid Nair, vice president and general manager for Healthcare and Life Sciences, Dell Services. “This new environment of information-driven healthcare requires an adequately prepared workforce and a pool of supporting talent across the entire spectrum of care delivery.”

Curriculum development is underway, with the goal of launching the first technologically focused continuing medical education program later this year.


— Holly Shive

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