Governance Committees/IT Policies

Governance committees and the resulting policies are essential to being good stewards of information technology, and the people and processes it touches. The advising groups below provide ideas and oversight for the work we do. 

Enterprise Technology Services Innovation and Technology Innovation Center Review

This group meets once a month to review new applications, partnerships, and innovations for clinical care at JHM. Members include IT leaders, clinical leaders, and clinical champions.

Institutional Computing Standards Committee (ICSC)

The ICSC provides a forum for IT managers and administrators across Hopkins to consider matters of common concern.

IT Investment Working Group

A group of finance, faculty, and IT leaders across JHU who meet to prioritize and recommend funding for JHU/enterprise-wide projects. Business leaders across the institution present their projects and the committee scores each project, across various criteria meant to ensure objectivity, relative to all requests submitted each cycle. Recommendations are presented to leadership groups across JHU for final approval including the DBO council, the Strategic Planning Group, the Provost’s office, and depending on magnitude, the Council of Deans.

IT Partners

Members of JHU Academic divisions provide strategic information technology input and feedback to IT@JH.

JHM Health IT Executive Committee

This group leads the JHM IT system review process to ensure coordination across the enterprise for all new system requests. The process ensures adherence to JHM, entity, and departmental goals.

Johns Hopkins Software Intake Process (SIP)

Johns Hopkins Health System employees looking to bring a new technology software solution to the workplace are required to complete this form, which outlines why the technology is needed, what problem it will solve and what the expected return on investment will be for the department and the institution. This process is only for Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine employees.

Student Services Excellence Initiative Governing Council

The Student Services Excellence Initiative (SSEI) takes a student-centric view to ensure that at each touchpoint with a student services office or system, students and faculty will have a unified positive experience, encounter processes that are streamlined and simplified, and engage with modern technology that meets their needs. This group meets monthly; the SSEI leadership group provides status updates, shares project roadmap, accomplishments, future deliv

Technology Solutions Working Group (TSWG)

The TSWG will collaboratively evaluate, prioritize, and respond to requests, ideas, and pain points from functional users to identify and implement the most effective and efficient solutions. Further, the TSWG will review requests from a strategic standpoint to ensure alignment, reduce redundancy, and determine the best solution to achieve our longer-term goals.

New requests, ideas, and pain points from functional users across all schools and functional areas at Johns Hopkins University (Financial Aid, Registration, Billing, Admissions, Career Services, Advising) can be submitted using the TSWG Request Survey.

Generative AI Meeting Assistants

The Johns Hopkins community is increasingly adopting Generative AI meeting assistants, which are added by meeting organizers/participants to record and transcribe during meetings, and generate summaries, guides, and tasks after.