Institution Project Council (IPC)
The Institution Project Council recommends new programs/projects and also reviews, prioritizes programs and projects escalated by the domain councils to maintain a desired project portfolio balance across all Health Science Center missions.
Projects involving Information Technology (IT) for each mission area and the administration are requested and prioritized for planning and execution through the Project and Resource Engagement Process known as PREP. The purpose of this policy is to provide oversight to help leverage resources, reduce project risk, and to mitigate unnecessary duplication while improving information solutions. Project Business Case review and prioritization is conducted within five (5) Domain Councils representing Health Science Center business administration and the missions. Below are descriptions for each council.
Clinical Domain Council
Reviews, refines, prioritizes, and authorizes projects having an IT component and supporting the Health Science Center Clinical mission. This council has representation from UT Medicine, CTRC, and the Clinical Information Office
Education Domain Council
Reviews, refines, prioritizes, and authorizes projects having an IT component that support the Health Science Center Education mission. This council has representation from Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs, Academic and Business Technology Solutions, Academic Scheduling, and the Associate Deans from the Schools.
Research Domain Council
Reviews, refines, prioritizes, and authorizes projects having an IT Component that support the Health Science Center Research mission. This council has representation from the Vice President of Research (VPR), UT Medicine, CTRC, Clinical Research, Business Affairs, and as necessary from the following:
- Across the VPR, the Health Science Center Schools, Centers, Departments, and Divisions – those associated with Research and Clinical Research Activities, e.g. Research Teams (Principal Investigators, research nurses, coordinators, etc..), Financial Operations, Grants & Contracts Management, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Functions
- UT Medicine (patient demographic data, scheduling, billing, eMR notes)
- Office of Sponsored Programs (PeopleSoft Grants/Financial Data) Affiliate Hospitals (study approval, services provided/billing)
Technology Operations & Security Domain Council
The Technology Operations & Security Domain Council serves to improve coordination and prioritization of Health Science Center projects focused toward computer hardware, network infrastructure and telephony.