IT wins the infectious disease data integration system

August 19, 2021

HHSC Information Technology has recently won two awards from the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications and has been honored at the association’s annual conference.

The TASSCC Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who work diligently to improve the systems and processes of the Texas state government and higher education.

HHSC Portfolio Project Manager Bryan Standley won the Rising Star Award and the Infectious Diseases Data Integration System (IDDI) won the Project Excellence Award for Sharing and Management.

The IT strategy team made a great effort to develop IDDI, which automates the process of collecting and adjusting COVID-19-related data from various sources and creating reports and boards needed to support the response. of the state pandemic.

“The agency has wanted a system like this for a long time because a lot of things have been done manually,” said Wayne Vore, chief technology officer. “There was a need to provide data to the people in the organization who needed it quickly. From conception to production it was about seven months. It wasn’t an easy thing to create, but it meets a great need and our team was able to do it quickly. “

IDDI’s goals are to improve confidence in infectious disease data, facilitate reporting, and establish data governance across the Texas State Department of Health Services. The team hopes it can serve as a basis for future reports and analysis of infectious diseases.

“The IDDI toolkit is state-of-the-art and allows for the analysis of large databases while providing various ways to visualize and display results,” said Monica Gamez, deputy commissioner of laboratory services and infectious diseases.

TASSCC was established to encourage the effective use of computer and communications resources in Texas state agencies and public higher education institutions, as well as to foster communication and cooperation between state agencies.

For more information about TASSCC, visit the TASSCC website.