The Austin Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) chapter is focused on the optimal use of information technology and systems management for the improvement of human health. Austin HIMSS chapter represents professionals in healthcare within their regionally assigned territories and promotes improved understanding of the existing principles of healthcare information and management systems. The Austin HIMSS chapter started in September 2004 and has had a strong following since that time. The chapter meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Located at the Rural and Community Health Institute (RCHI), a component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. CentrEast offers technical assistance, guidance, and information on best practices to support and accelerate health care providers' efforts to become meaningful users of Electronic Health Records in the 47 counties of central and east Texas.
The College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin offers an innovative Health Informatics and Health Information Technology (Health IT) Professional Education Program, which awards a certificate in Health Informatics and Health IT to program graduates. The program’s curriculum was developed in collaboration with the Texas e-Health Alliance and other industry partners and was designed to prepare post-baccalaureate students to rapidly enter the health IT workforce.
Greater Houston HealthConnect (GHHC) Health Information Exchange (HIE) enables care coordination across the community through a secure network of electronic health record systems (EHRs) in order to link all providers in Southeast Texas. This connectivity at the point of care allows higher quality, more efficient healthcare delivery. Counties served are Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Orange, San Jacinto, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton.
A program within the School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth focusing on Meaningful Use consulting and EHR technical assistance. Regionally-based consultants are experts in their field with years of experience in project management, vendor selection, workflow redesign, and Meaningful Use attestation support.