Dawn Thomas

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When politicians talk about electronic medical records, UConn Health Center already has them in place with the help of Dawn Thomas and others in the IT Department.

“Millions of updates to patient records are taking place in the Health Center and John Dempsey Hospital every day,” says Dawn. “We have dedicated teams that monitor the systems, networks and servers 24 hours a day to make sure doctors and nurses have access to the information they need.”

Dawn understands everyone in the IT Department is critical to keeping patient information up-to-date in real time but their work is being threatened by state budget cuts.

State employees like Dawn Thomas are critical to patient safety. We need to keep them doing work that matters.