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Consolidating with UITS will create a highly efficient, effective, and compliant IT services unit that is better able to ensure the continued success and satisfaction of our clients.
Over the next few months, ISTM will host town halls to discuss the consolidation and answer questions from the community. Keep an eye on this space for updates to the event schedule.
This organizational transition will have virtually no impact on the services and support that youâ€™ve depended on over the years. In fact, ISTMâ€™s move into UITS will greatly benefit university health sciences units, as IT staff members develop stronger university relationships, collaborate on university technology initiatives, and gain access to additional resources.
No. All staff of existing ISTM clients will retain their positions. Over time, departments and IT staff may see new opportunities for how they adapt to the new possibilities. The following teams will relocate to join UITS colleagues in the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex building (535 W. Michigan) on July 1:
- Systems infrastructure/Server support team
- Systems integration/Application development team
- Information security team
Vince Sheehan, IU School of Medicineâ€™s CIO and associate dean for information technology, will oversee CAITS as its chief information officer. Vince will concentrate on strategic initiatives, including enhancing collaboration with IUâ€™s clinical partners. He will report jointly to OVPIT and the Vice President for University Clinical Affairs.
A university-based unit is in the best position to provide dedicated support to the Health Services community, particularly with the emerging shift to multi-disciplinary education and research models among Health Sciences schools.
CAITS will continue ISTMâ€™s 12-year focus on the university's Health Sciences community, with the added benefit of shared resources and standardized practices that have boosted the university to the forefront in IT for higher education.
We are developing a charge model in coordination with the chief financial officers of CAITS clients. UITS will charge an annual fee based on this model to each school using CAITS services. From there, schools will determine the charge allocations for their internal units, and also be responsible for developing their own internal charge allocation methodologies.
Advanced technologies such as the Big Red II supercomputer and groundbreaking initiatives such as the National Center for Genome Analysis Support have helped place the university among the leaders in IT for higher education. The Health Services community will benefit from having closer and more immediate access to these cutting-edge resources.
Yes. In 2011, UITS consolidated its staff at IU Bloomington and IUPUI with IT staff on the six regional campuses. This allowed the university to provide a range of IT services for all campuses that otherwise would not be possible within the resources of any campus by itself. It has also strengthened relationships between UITS staff and IT professionals who work in schools and administrative departments across the state, and helped shield campuses from the escalating battle to retain top IT talent.
Yes. ISTM has been a part of UITS for the last 12 years with the role of supporting both the IU School of Medicine and other Health Sciences schools. Many other UITS staff members also work directly with the Health Sciences community. The UITS Research Technologies division has developed systems and processes that are recognized as an institutional best practice for HIPAA alignment (this includes developing procedures for the IU Data Center that are in alignment with HIPAA requirements). They also lead initiatives such as the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Indiana CTSI), the Advanced Biomedical IT Core, and the National Center for Genome Analysis Support.