Becca Aaronson News Apps Developer

Becca Aaronson develops news applications and works on special investigative projects for The Texas Tribune. As a native of Austin with a bachelor’s degree in cultural theory from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., Becca joined the Tribune in 2010 with a passion for building a new media model that promotes civic engagement. She was promoted in 2012 to cover health care for the Tribune, during which time she was nationally recognized for her coverage of women’s health and abortion politics. A founding member of the Tribune’s news apps team, Becca left the health care beat in 2014 to work on news apps full-time.

Recent Contributions

Medicaid Waiver Presents Structuring Challenges

Dr. Sarah Helfand exams a patient during his checkup at Kessler Pediatrics in Dallas.
Dr. Sarah Helfand exams a patient during his checkup at Kessler Pediatrics in Dallas.

Health care providers across Texas are submitting proposals to transform the way they care for the poor and uninsured. But the complicated bureaucratic process for achieving these lofty goals to transform the system has led to disagreements over how to distribute money.

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.