Create an Academic Health Center

Build a technology foundation that supports UNLV’s School of Medicine, health-related campus units, and external partners in fostering cutting-edge health delivering research, a creative medical curriculum, and creating top-notch clinical programs.

UNLV IT Master Plan Supports Creation of an Academic Health Center

#1 Governance of IT

  • Includes representatives from Executive Vice President & Provost Office with knowledge of Academic Health Center initiatives on the Technology Advisory Committee
  • Includes a committee member from School of Medical on the Technology Review Board
  • Includes a committee member representing Academic Health Center units on the Cyber Security Team

#2 Strategic Technology Planning

  • Ensures the IT Master Plan aligns with evolving Top Tier Academic Health Center and UNLV School of Medicine initiatives
  • Fosters long-term planning to build an IT environment that supports the accreditation of UNLV School of Medicine
  • Adjusts IT priorities to address innovative pedagogy in health sciences education
  • Provides assessment of the Plan’s effectiveness in meeting Academic Health Center needs

#3 IT Leadership and Coordination

  • Creates a CIO position that forms strong ties with Top Tier medical education and health research institutions
  • Provides innovative technology leadership to meet evolving needs in health education
  • Charges the CIO with developing relationships with local, state, regional, and federal agencies to understand changes in technology that impact academic health education, research, and data management
  • Fosters collaboration across the IT community that supports academic units, hospitals, centers, research environments, and government agencies to enhance student success
  • Provides a technology vision that champions faculty innovation, supports emerging pedagogical techniques, and enables cross-disciplinary teaching

#4 IT Projects

  • Includes campus constituents representing academic health center needs in IT project prioritization
  • Accounts for the specialized needs of Academic Health Center initiatives and populations within IT procurement and project prioritization processes

#5 IT Service Coordination

  • Coordinates IT services to provide greater uniformity for cross-disciplinary teams and faculty teaching in Academic Health Center departments
  • Assesses campus IT services to identify technology changes necessary to accommodate the unique student experiences and teaching environments within the health sciences
  • Increases awareness of the general and specialized technology resources available to students and faculty within the health disciplines
  • Develops seamless service delivery through the coordination of enterprise and discipline specific IT resources

#6 Sustaining Technology Investments

  • Develops a funding model to maintain and renew Academic Health Center technologies that supports launched with grant or other one-time funds
  • Updates IT infrastructure, enabling Academic Health Center units to incorporate the latest technology in their classrooms, laboratories and clinics

#7 IT Awareness and Training

  • Expands just-in-time online training for widely used campus technologies
  • Promotes peer-led professional development focusing on academic health technology
  • Facilitates user groups to connect faculty and students using similar health education technologies
  • Increases the number of IT staff with HIPAA training

#8 Information Security

  • Provides targeted information about IT security issues relevant to the protection of health data
  • Includes a committee member representing Academic Health Center units on the Cyber Security Team
  • Assists Academic Health Center units in mitigating risks associated with collecting, storing, and sharing protected data
  • Facilitates compliance with IT security requirements that protect health information

#9 iNtegrate 2

  • Improves the efficiency and transparency of administrative processes (e.g., hiring, procurement, travel, budgeting)
  • Expedites cross-institutional collaboration via federated credentials for authorization and access
  • Simplifies access to medical education resources and library collections at other institutions
  • Expedites the provisioning of credentials for access to university applications and data for visiting physicians, community partners, volunteers, etc
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration through role-based security
  • Provides integration between the Workday and specialized health care administrative systems

#10 Identity Management and Single Sign-On

  • Expedites cross-institutional collaboration via federated credentials for authorization and access
  • Simplifies access to medical education resources and library collections at other institutions
  • Expedites the provisioning of credentials for access to university applications and data for visiting physicians, community partners, volunteers, etc
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration through role-based security

#11 Mobility

  • Increases mobile access to major campus applications that support health professionals in the field
  • Provides infrastructure for faculty to develop and use health education mobile applications
  • Supports the innovative use of mobile devices in assessing licensure requirements
  • Expands wireless capacity in Academic Health care facilities

#12 Enterprise-wide Document Management

  • Increases ability to create electronic forms to meet specialized Academic Health Center educational and administrative needs
  • Provides automated records retention compliance for student and academic documents
  • Implements a solution to route, approve, and track specialized health education documents (e.g., practicum evaluations, discipline-specific accreditation materials)

#13 Leveraging Institutional Data

  • Creates dashboards showing progress towards realizing Top Tier Academic Health Center pathway goals
  • Facilitates data-driven reporting to enhance RPC and academic unit decision-making

#14 Communication and Collaboration Tools

  • Increased visibility of Academic Health Center programs across key audiences
  • Increases teamwork, productivity, and administrative efficiency for students and faculty by maximizing the utilization of existing and new communication and collaboration tools
  • Implements web-conferencing solutions to facilitate online office hours, group work, connecting with off-site guest lecturers, etc.
  • Implements Customer Relationship Management tools for targeted communications with community partners
  • Implements student and employee portal landing pages with a single sign-on facilitating access to multiple campus applications