ITS 2013 Project List

PROJECT ESTIMATED COMPLETION BENEFIT TO CAMPUS
Telepsychiatry program February 2013 Provides access to behavioral health services to distance and remote students
EMS clinical simulation application March 2013 Facilitates student learning without risking patient harm; promotes learner satisfaction and self-competence
UTHSC TV May 2013 Expands streaming media storage space; allows faculty to easily upload own videos
Upgrade of Educational Technology applications:
  • Adobe Connect
  • Blackboard
  • Turning Technologies (Clickers)
  • ExamSoft (will combine SofTeach and SoftScore administrator portals)
  • Blackboard (to Service Pack 13)
  • May 2013
  • June 2013
  • July 2013
  • December 2013
  • December 2013
Updates and expands functionality of existing teaching and learning technologies
Continuing education course (“Oral Sedation”) June 2013 Expands Dentistry’s continuing education offerings
Computer refresh in GEB B107 and SAC student labs July 2013 Provides lab users with robust, secure computing power
Picture archiving and communication system (PACS) July 2013 Provides secure storage and accessibility of dental patient images
Conference room renovations and upgrades:
  • Dental Prosthodontic conference room
  • Anatomy and Neurobiology conference room
  • Dental Orthodontic videoconferencing room
  • Hamilton Eye Institute Auditorium 3D Renovation
  • Dental Endodontic conference room and lab
  • Pharmacy 105 videoconferencing installation
  • Nursing classroom
  • GEB and Coleman small classrooms
  • Psychiatry videoconferencing room
  • Physician Assistant program videoconferencing & classrooms (3 of 4)
  • May 2013
  • May 2013
  • May 2013
  • June 2013
  • June 2013
  • July 2013
  • July 2013
  • August 2013
  • August 2013
  • October 2013
Updates and enhances rooms’ teaching and communication tools
Internet bandwidth increase to 200 Mb/sec July 2013 Allows more internet traffic while reducing internet slowdowns and “bottlenecks”
Dental implant inventory July 2013 Provides real-time inventory of dental implants used in dental practices’ patient visits
Selection of campus-wide curriculum mapping software (in conjunction with colleges) August 2013 Provides an application that meets the vast majority of all colleges’ curriculum mapping needs and also is technically robust, secure, scalable, and supportable
Work permit expiration notification August 2013 Automatically notifies an employee by email of an expiring work permit prior to expiration
MediaSite server upgrade August 2013 Increases functionality and storage space for archived lectures
Qualtrics survey tool September 2013 Expands campus’s survey functionality to an enterprise level, including ability to create secure surveys that collect protected health information; saves the university money by replacing university’s CoursEval and Survey Monkey tools
New IT security training September 2013 Ensures compliance with the March 2013 federal Omnibus Bill, which takes effect September 2013
Surplus property exchange system September 2013 (rollout date unknown) Facilitates utilization of non-surplused UTHSC items and direct exchange of surplus UT assets; frees up space in departments; eliminates need to move surplus items more than once; reduces amount of inventory warehoused in the Surplus department
Expanded user support for Nolij document management system October 2013 Provides additional support and training as well as more detailed web documentation for users interested in implementing online document management services for their offices & departments
ME mobile application: Phase 1 October 2013 Makes university information more easily accessible via smartphones and tablets
Online news portal November 2013 Provides central space for university news stories; facilitates more efficient story editing and publishing for Communications and Marketing (NOTE: ITS Web Services will continue to create and maintain page designs/templates and monitor pages for appropriate formatting.)
Vantage Point Logistics inbound freight savings data feed November 2013 Will save the university approximately $100,000 annually on shipping costs
Interview scheduler tool December 2013 Reduces the manual overhead associated with scheduling applicant interviews

Contact Us

The PMO Team

Vikki M. Massey, PMP
Director
ITS PMO
vmercer@uthsc.edu
(901) 448-8040

Megan Davis
Project Coordinator
Educational Technology
mdavi120@uthsc.edu
(901) 448-2895

Judy Johnson
Administrative Support
ITS PMO
jjohns62@uthsc.edu
(901) 448-7887