Dell Medical School at The University of Texas in Austin has created a new Department of Diagnostic Medicine, which is developing partnerships with local clinical practices and community physicians to improve accuracy in diagnoses, make testing more convenient and efficient, lower costs, and broadly integrate patient health data with electronic medical records. Most medical schools have separate departments for pathology, radiology, and laboratory medicine, but the new department at Dell Med will integrate these three specialties. Key partners include local Central Texas organizations such as Austin Radiological Association (ARA) and Clinical Pathology Associates (CPA), as well as other major Dell Med collaborators such as Seton Healthcare Family. Through these partnerships, diagnostic testing will be performed in in-patient facilities managed by Seton or outpatient clinical sites jointly operated by Dell Med and Seton. Specialty physicians in ARA and CPA will supervise and interpret the tests, and the results will be available to regional referring physicians and their patients.