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Office of the Chief Information Officer
Vice President for Information Technology

About the Office of the CIO

Office of the CIO Introduction and Overview

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO is an enterprise-wide service organization providing mission aligned information technology (IT) vision, leadership, management, services and support to advance discover, understanding and healing.  The OCIO is led by the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information officer (CIO) who reports to the MUSC President.

The OCIO is guided by the MUSC IT Governance Framework and its associated domain specific councils.

The role of the OCIO is to provide an organizational structure for investments, developments, and delivery of information systems that carry out the missions of MUSC and to provide infrastructure for the clinical, academic, research, financial, and business systems that support those missions.  OCIO is guided by its associated governance members which set priorities and budgets based on organizational values. The service delivery component and staff of OCIO is Information Services.

About the CIO


Michael Caputo has officially assumed the chief information officer position, taking over for Frank Clark, who is retiring.

Caputo brings a wealth of technical and leadership experience to MUSC. His experience in academic health care, including telehealth, will be an asset to the organization’s strategic plan.

Before joining MUSC, Caputo was the assistant dean and chief information officer for the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and served on the board of directors for its Telecommunications Facilities Corporation.

Caputo graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science and went on to obtain a Master of Science from the University of Houston. While in graduate school, he worked as an imaging systems specialist and project scientist for NASA’s Johnson Space Center, designing medical imaging systems to support human space flight. As one of the earliest examples of telemedicine, NASA’s Spacebridge allowed American and Soviet doctors to consult following a 1988 earthquake in Armenia that injured approximately 100,000 people.

Caputo now leads a team of high-performing employees within the Office of the CIO to help align IT goals with those of the organization, focusing on ways to foster innovation and improve health care for the lives we touch.



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