Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


  • INDUSTRY: Healthcare
  • USE CASE: Strategic Initiatives Tracking and Plan Management
  • USERS: 6,635 Employees
  • DEPARTMENT: Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI)


  • FUNDING EARNED: $75 million
  • IMPLEMENTATION: 2 months


  • Cross-plan visibility to manage broad scoped projects
  • Filterable data for more efficient meetings
  • Dashboard reporting for live data and quicker insights

AchieveIt gives us the flexibility to look at initiatives from multiple perspectives — to manage these very vast and broad scoped projects over multiple years. It has become such a godsend for us.

Paul Fowler

Senior Director of Texas Tech University Health Science Center's OSI

About Texas Tech

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) trains 10,000+ healthcare professionals and meets the health needs of 108 counties and more than 2.5 million people in Texas.

The Challenge

Looking to grow funding, TTUHSC created the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) to coordinate efforts around Population Health — an office that would earn their six medical campuses over $75 million dollars in state and federal funding if they could simply submit biannual reports that proved that 20 new initiatives were meeting key metrics.

The problem? The healthcare system’s 1000s of employees were entrenched in daily care, leaving reporting tasks under-prioritized. Meetings were long and inefficient, unstructured and not focused on areas that needed attention.

To ensure the success of the office’s initiatives, Senior Director of OSI, Paul Fowler, turned to AchieveIt.

The Solution

Fowler started by creating steering committees for each initiative who could plan, monitor, and take ownership over each initiative and its associated metrics. He mapped out assignments in AchieveIt, allowing each committee to manage its reporting, planning, and concerns in a quick and consistent way that still gave Fowler the cross-plan transparency he needed to keep each committee on track.

By organizing a leadership team to take on the high-level project planning and monitoring, and delegating day-to-day execution and reporting to initiative committee members, Fowler was able to more efficiently organize his team members’ time without sacrificing context.

One of the challenges of managing 20 projects across multiple locations was running efficient meetings. With so many initiatives in flight, AchieveIt helped each steering committee and associated project manager focus meeting time on metrics that were off-track and devise strategies for corrective action.

The Results

Today, the Office of Strategic Initiatives at TTUHSC is On-Track to accomplish their DSRIP projects across all campus locations.


Read How Texas Tech Aligned 6 Medical Campuses

Learn how this medical university used AchieveIt to help deliver grant-worthy insights on more than 20 new initiatives by making reporting a priority and delegating without losing oversight.