Office of the Chief Information Officer
Vice President for Information Technology
Role of the Office of the CIO
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 Office of the CIO
- Develop mission aligned IT Strategic Plans
- Provide for Security and Protection of sensitive MUSC data
- Coordination and oversight of all IT activities and services across the MUSC enterprise
- Manage all IT vendors and contractors
- Effectuate IT standardization and consistency
- Manage all IT contracts
- Manage all IT projects
- Build relationships internally and externally
- In conjunction with MUSC leadership, use the MUSC IT Governance
- Promote workflow improvement and process redesign
The role of the OCIO at MUSC is to provide oversight and coordination of all Information Technologies services. Following a formal IT governance structure, the OCIO develops
a mission aligned strategic IT plan for investing in and managing technology assets to insure effective and consistent progress and return on investment in patient care services, education, and research.
The CIO is also Vice President for Information Technology (IT), one of the six vice presidents answering directly to the President of MUSC. These vice presidents compose the President’s Vice Presidents Group (VPG), which defines, communicates, and helps insure that IT strategies and policies support the MUSC vision, priorities, and guiding values.
Also contributing to the MUSC IT strategies are external sources and advisory groups and various internal Component organizaions, such as the hospital authority, UMA, researchers, academic community representatives, and the Infrastructure Council.