BetterCare…a promise to our patients

UT Health San Antonio’s commitment to our patient’s care and their experience is at the heart of our BetterCare IT initiative that focuses on enhancing our Epic electronic health record (EHR) platform.

UT Health San Antonio’s commitment to our patient’s care and their experience is at the heart of our BetterCare IT initiative that focuses on enhancing our Epic electronic health record (EHR) platform.


BetterCare refers to a portfolio of Epic projects designed to help both UTHP personnel and patients via:

  • Improved patient care and satisfaction
  • Enhanced data access and digital capabilities
  • New ways to pay
  • Improved automation
  • Streamlined workflows
  • Reduced dependence on IT departments
  • Better security
  • Better compliance

Enhancing our current Epic system and integration is already underway and will be complete with the opening of our UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research hospital. The BetterCare Program is made up of four major projects:

  1. Epic Refuel - UT Health San Antonio’s outpatient clinical care areas
  2. Beaker – Laboratory departments
  3. ASC – Ambulatory Surgical Center at Kyle Seale Parkway
  4. Multispecialty and Research Hospital

Delivering safe and high-quality patient care in our current and future patient care settings is crucial. Through our Epic EHR upgrades, we can expect improved functionality and workflows that are best practices identified by Epic and the global community of users.


BetterCare will introduce its monthly digital newsletter, which will provide our community of Epic users with regular updates about our implementation progress.

Eight adult medical specialties are now at UT Health Gateway

On May 22, the following eight practices moved from the UT Health Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) to UT Health Gateway: 

  • Altus Infusion Services 
  • Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Health 
  • Endocrinology 
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Infectious Disease 
  • Nephrology 
  • Pulmonology 
  • Rheumatology

The passion and challenges surrounding drug development

For Cancer Research Month, we sat down with Daruka Mahadevan, MD, PhD, Division Chief, Hematology/Oncology, Director of the Institute of Drug Development and the Associate Director for Clinical Research at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center. He explains his passion for drug discovery and development, and the challenges of bringing new medicines to the clinic.

Shedding light on the link between skin tone and skin cancer risk

While people with fair skin are twice as likely to develop skin cancer, there are still risks for people with darker complexion. In fact, when people with darker skin tones develop skin cancer, they often face more advanced and deadly cases than those with a lighter complexion. 

Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Is it right for me?

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can relieve Parkinson's tremors. Curious how it works? Patients and caretakers are invited to join us on July 8th for a free seminar at UT Health San Antonio.


Learn the benefits and risks, and get your questions answered by our experts.

Many women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant hope for an uneventful pregnancy, easy delivery and a healthy baby. Unfortunately, there are certain conditions that can classify a pregnancy as high-risk and require additional care.

Advanced age, obesity, diabetes and asthma are just a few conditions that can qualify your pregnancy as high-risk. While it is possible to have a healthy pregnancy with these conditions it is important to have a strong support system and to develop a care plan with your health care provider.

Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists can see expectant mothers as early as 5 weeks into pregnancy. Make an appointment today, our maternal-fetal medicine specialists will ensure both mom and baby get the care they need while answering any questions about pregnancy and delivery.

UT Health San Antonio values their employees and wants them to receive the care they need quickly and cost-effectively. UT System employees with UT Select insurance receive priority scheduling and reduced co-pays for specialty visits. Learn more about our UT Health Network here.


Mays Cancer Center conducts only clinical trial in America of a specific drug combination for lethal brain cancer glioblastoma

The Mays Cancer Center recently conducted a clinical trial combining two drugs in patients with recurrent, high-grade glioblastoma (GBM). Andrew Brenner, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and a specialist in both breast cancer and malignancies of the brain and spinal cord, initiated the clinical trial.

Performance review process under way

The performance review process for staff employees started Tuesday, May 30. Find step-by-step instructions in the Annual Performance Overview Job Aid. The deadline is July 14.


June 10

Walk with a Doc


"I have been getting treatment for two years, the staff is overwhelmingly wonderful to me and my experiences have been nothing but positive!"

- UT Health San Antonio Patient