Monday, November 1, 2010

The FY11 HMS Operating Plan

Every year I work with all the stakeholders at Harvard Medical School to develop an operating plan.

This year, we have additional governance input as well as additional funding from Stimulus grants

Although budgets are still constrained, the limits imposed by the 2008-2009 economic downturn are relaxing a bit.  We're hiring more staff, moving to new space, and expanding our infrastructure capacity.

My current direct reports include experts overseeing education, administration, research, innovation, infrastructure, and customer service.   They work closely with governance groups to develop yearly priorities.

It's a year of reaccreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), so we've supported applications and infrastructure in preparation for our March visit.

Harvard is planning it's 5 year capital expenditures and we're forecasting IT capital needs as part of that process.

A much greater focus on enterprise security has resulted in policies for data protection and oversight.   We've completed this with new infrastructure tools to monitor data flows and isolate confidential information.

Major priorities for this year include

*developing a Harvard-wide strategy for reporting and analyzing conflicts of interest
*further expanding our innovative research social networking and data mining technologies
*piloting new procurement and funding strategies
*expanding our support for the administrative workflows that support students and faculty in the educational process
*implementing new firewalls, antivirus, intrusion detection and prevent technologies
*expanding our high performance computing facility to 6000 CPU cores and a petabyte of storage

Here's the initial version of the FY11 HMS IT Operating Plan. I look forward to a great year ahead.

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