The Office of Institutional Advancement regularly features a Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso faculty or staff member who exemplifies the vision and mission of our institution. Their journeys to becoming TTUHSC El Paso employees are unique and work experiences vary, but all have a passion to improve the lives of the people in our community. They are dedicated to excellence and committed to care.
This month’s employee is Rosie Sanchez, managing director of the Information Management Systems of the Office of Information Technology.
Technology in health care is a passion for longtime Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso employee Rosie Sanchez.
Sanchez, who’s managing director of the Information Management Systems of the Office of Information Technology, has been with TTUHSC El Paso for 16 years; 12 with the IT office. She oversees information management systems software in each TTUHSC El Paso school and Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso clinics, as well as curriculum management systems. She is often the warm and reassuring voice you speak with when requesting technical support for one of these software programs.
Prior to working at TTUHSC El Paso, Sanchez worked at the nonprofit health center Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe in El Paso. There, she developed her enthusiasm for health care, technology and the community.
“I’ve always had a curiosity for health care. Working at Le Fe allowed me to work in that field and to grow with the surrounding community,” Sanchez said.
When the opportunity arose to join the staff at TTUHSC El Paso, Sanchez jumped at the chance to work with the new Foster School of Medicine.
“In the early 2000s, TTUHSC El Paso was already well known for outreach in the community. I was excited to stay in El Paso while pursuing work in tech and medical education.”
That excitement is still an active driver in Sanchez’s work.
“I love working with technology because it’s always evolving. I face new challenges every day, whether it be upgrading or assessing a new product, technical implementation or helping others with their tech needs.”
Sanchez’s favorite project of the last year has been implementing Phreesia, an automated intake platform, at Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso clinic sites. Phreesia is a patient kiosk that provides an individualized experience designed to engage patients in their care by easily making copays and accessing health information.
Currently, Sanchez is preparing to work with the new Hunt School of Dental Medicine.
“Every new program at TTUHSC El Paso affords me the opportunity to continue to learn. In supporting the opening of the dental school, I have to evaluate the technology that will support students and faculty. As the campus grows, I grow.”
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