Becca Aaronson Reporter

Becca Aaronson reports on health care and develops data interactives for The Texas Tribune. After an internship in fall 2010, she was hired by the Tribune. Becca is a native of Austin who graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., with a bachelor's degree in cultural theory.

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UT-Austin Program Helps Health Care Go Digital

The Health IT Learning Center, located in the Norman Hackerman Building on the UT Austin campus, features a classroom and a simulated clinic to teach students the workflow of new health information exchange systems.
The Health IT Learning Center, located in the Norman Hackerman Building on the UT Austin campus, features a classroom and a simulated clinic to teach students the workflow of new health information exchange systems.

As federal policies push medical providers to switch to electronic health systems, a new job market for highly trained health IT professionals is quickly emerging — and the University of Texas at Austin is taking advantage of it.

Medicaid Providers Push Back on Fraud Investigations

Helen Hawkins, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, treats 13-month-old Kevin Gorostieta at Carousel Pediatrics in Austin on Nov. 8, 2012.
Helen Hawkins, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, treats 13-month-old Kevin Gorostieta at Carousel Pediatrics in Austin on Nov. 8, 2012.

Medical providers are speaking out against the state's Medicaid fraud investigations, saying the investigations are crippling innocent businesses and impacting patient care. Investigators say they only target providers when there's credible evidence.