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.


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.

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.