Governance and Strategy

Our governance combines IT strategy with business strategy to ensure that decision making is aligned across areas. It is made up of a number of advisory groups that feed into governance committees up to our IT Steering committee.

UCLA Health IT Strategic Plan 2022 - 2024

In addition to our major initiatives list and capital roadmap, having a strategic plan helps us focus on improving these important themes within UCLA Health IT:

  • Recruit, grow, and retain our top talent
  • Optimize our processes
  • Ensure modern and resilient technology

We invite you to review our Strategic Plan and provide any feedback you may have.

Objective: Recruit, grow, and retain our top talent.

Goals Strategies
• Promote EDI • Establish standard leadership practices
• Make learning & development opportunities more accessible • Manager skills enhanced to focus on core skills (i.e., coaching, negotiation, conflict resolution)
• Implement standard and efficient recruitment practices • Standardized recruitment process
• Promote manager development & standard practices • Develop curated learning opportunities
• Promote equitable compensation practices • Develop UHIT job shadowing / cross-training program
• Promote career development • Develop formal mentorship program
• Elevate the skills of our workforce

Objective: Optimize processes that need improvement.

Goals Strategies
• Reduce technical debt • Improve PMO maturity level
• Increase automation • Enhance access to project and portfolio data
• Enhance customer experience • Increase report automation
• Maintain & improve security posture • Optimize risk assessment process
• Standardize UHIT documentation process and ensure documentation is accessible • Enhance procurement processes
• Enhance provisioning capabilities
• Develop DevSecOps methodology
• Improve vulnerability patching
• Proactively review contracts
• Improve medical device management
• Create organized central repository for documentation (examples: governance documentation, playbooks, procedures)
• Increase IT presence in the clinical setting
• Strengthen partnership between UHIT & operations

Objective: Ensure modern and resilient technology.

Goals Strategies
• Innovate delivery of clinical care, education and research • Enable the pipeline to introduce new and/or disruptive technologies which transform capabilities
• Rationalize and modernize our application portfolio • Define & launch our unified cloud strategy
• Evolve to a unified data architecture across UHIT • Conduct comprehensive review with documented modernization plan and disaster recovery strategy for all applications
• Increase disaster recovery solutions and capabilities • Modernize customer experience
• Establish unified UHIT data governance workgroup for oversight, workflows, cataloging and lineage requirements