Helpful Info from the Oliver Center

Patient Tools and Resources for Going to the Hospital or the Doctor's Office

  • Your Doctor's Advice
  • Now you can use your cell phone to record what your doctor or other healthcare provider says and listen to it later whenever you want!

  • My Chart
  • MyChart is a secure electronic way to access your health information and communicate with your UTMB health care team. It is a convenient, confidential online connection tool. All you need is internet access and an email account.


Our Current Programs

We have joined with PartnerHealth to pilot test their program titled "Safe and Sound." This program is rolling out with the help of the wonderful staff in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and in the John Sealy Hospital Unit 7C.

The Oliver Center promotes healthy lifestyles. We sponsor the UTMB Lunch Bunch where patients can interact with doctors about health topics in a casual setting. Check out one of the videos created with the help of Oliver Center funds.

The Oliver Center awarded Dr. Rana Bonds a one-year grant to test the implementation of a program where patient's are videotaped practicing using their medical devices, sent home with those videos, and reminded regularly to watch them. We hope this expanded patient education will help patients comply with treatment and properly administer their important medications.

In partnership with the Cautious Patient Foundation the Oliver Center helps support audio recording of patient and provider appointments..

digital sound recorder

It began in May 2009, when the Oliver Center provided funding to the Department of Hematology/Oncology to provide digital recorders for UTMB patients who are receiving cancer treatment. Read more...