Mark Daniels has been at MUSC since 1992 and has a total of 30 years of IT experience. He is currently the Director of Enterprise IT Architecture within the Office of the CIO. A native of Charleston, Mark holds Bachelors (College of Charleston) and Masters (Johns Hopkins) degrees in Computer Science. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina. Mark is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a HIMSS Fellow.
OCIO Enterprise Architecture manages efforts related to MUSC’s local, state, and national health information exchange (HIE) initiatives, enterprise data warehousing, systems integration, mobile application development, data extraction services and legacy clinical system support.
Mission and Areas of Responsibility
The mission of the Enterprise Architecture team is multi-fold and includes services related to data services, development and legacy support.
One of the primary facets of our mission is to provide timely access to data. This data access can is accomplished using numerous mechanisms:
- Clinical results review through our Clinical Data Repository
- Data marts and aggregated view of enterprise data using the Enterprise Data Warehouse
- Health Data Exchange using Health Information Exchange standards
Another facet of our mission is the development of custom applications with a current emphasis on mobile device based applications.
The last facet is the support and maintenance of MUSC’s legacy inpatient clinical system. The support will be maintained until the new Epic inpatient system is live.
As MUSC prepares for the activation of Epic Enterprise (EMR) project in mid-2014, we have restructured our approach for operational support and continued development in the current (McKesson Horizon) Inpatient Clinical system. MUSC has entered into contract with the Application Management Services (AMS) division of McKesson for 7x24 operational support and implementation of minor system changes. We have also contracted for a bucket of implementation hours from McKesson’s Accelerated Services organization. These hours are intended to be used for new system enhancements and modifications and are being focused on / limited to work required for regulatory, patient safety, and other “required” modifications agreed to by clinical leadership