The Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies
The Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies (CCIT) was established at Baylor College of Medicine by founding Director Dr. Michael Fordis in 1998 to position the College as a leader among the nation’s academic health science centers in translating evidence into practice and supporting the development of advanced websites, distance learning tools, clinical decision support, and other applications of information technology.
The CCIT's mission is to use the best evidence, education, and technology to improve human health. The Center includes an interdisciplinary faculty and staff with expertise in a wide range of topical areas spanning medicine, information technology, web and mobile design and development, clinical and adult education, communications technology engineering, translational science, health literacy, multimedia production, IT security policy and practice, and quality/process improvement. The CCIT has been supported by an array of funders including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), The Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), corporations, foundations, and philanthropy.
Division of Continuing Professional Development
The Division of Continuing Professional Development provides accreditation services and guidance to faculty and staff interested in developing programming and/or innovations for clinicians and others across the spectrum, including patients. Our audiences include learners within the College, the state, the surrounding 5 state regions, nationally, and internationally.
Division of Digital Health Innovation
The Division of Digital Health Innovation provides custom software application development services across projects in education, dissemination and implementation, clinical decision support, just-in-time education, point-of-care learning, quality initiatives, mobile technologies, and integration into electronic health records. Our collaborators include faculty, staff, as well as other learners and patients in projects with audiences that include clinicians, researchers, policymakers, students, residents, fellows, and patients and families.
The Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
I-QIPS is a resource for BCM faculty and staff interested in expanding their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the science, application, and teaching of quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS). The Institute aims to benefit learners across the educational continuum in service to patients, families, and others in the College, our clinical affiliates, and at our external partners.
CCIT Collaboration Examples at Baylor College of Medicine
Learn more about the innovative resources, tools, and services that CCIT collaborators have developed to improve clinician training and patient care.
LipidsOnline - an Early Initiative
Dr. Christie Ballantyne describes the foundational work of the CCIT to capitalize on emerging technologies to innovate clinician education and to develop the first randomized clinical trial demonstrating the efficacy of online education in producing clinician behavioral change in alignment with clinical guidelines.
Advancing Educational Resources in Pediatric Echocardiography (PedEcho)
Dr. Joshua Kailin introduces PedEcho, an educational platform that transforms pediatric echocardiography training and improves cardiac care.
BioEd Online: A Worldwide Resource for K-12 STEM Education
Dr. Nancy Moreno describes BioEd Online, a site that offers an array of educational resources for educators, students, and parents in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Collaborating to Tackle Congenital Heart Disease
Dr. Keila Lopez introduces an innovative mobile app that provides transition education, skills, and individualized support for children born with chronic heart disease.
Services Offered by the CCIT
The CCIT provides a broad array of services to the BCM community and external collaborators to further the missions of the College and Center. If you are writing a grant proposal that will incorporate development of CME, CE, or technology applications, please contact us as soon as possible so we can assist.
Consultation and implementation services are available in the QI, CME/CE, and technology development arena, including:
Web & Application Software Development
- Website and web application development & custom programming
- Custom programming for educational and point-of-care learning applications
- Mobile app development, including iOS and Android native apps and responsive, mobile-oriented websites
- Epic AppOrchard development & EHR integration
- FHIR & HL7 data exchange
- Big data analysis
- Natural language processing and corpus indexing
- Search and discovery implementation
- Secure & scalable cloud infrastructure development
- HIPAA & FERPA compliance for applications including patient and student data
Continuing Professional Development
- CME accreditation for live, RSS, and enduring activities
- MOC Part II & IV implementation
- Point-of-care activity development and management
- CME & CE activity production support
- CME & CE activity marketing support
- Grant development support
User Research and Assessment
- Qualitative & quantitative user research
- Focus groups and user interviews
- Statistical data analysis
Educational Materials Production
- Graphic, infographic, and data visualization design
- Course development and production support
- A/V recording, production, and editing
- Animation and screen cast video development
- Coordination of voice and acting talent
- Writing and production of educational materials
- Clinical decision aid implementation
- Multi-lingual/cross-cultural product development
- Implementation and dissemination consulting
To get in contact with Center staff to discuss potential projects and collaborations, please use our Contact Us form.