From The CIO - January 2016

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Dear UCSF Community,

The “new” year is already shaping up to be dynamic and fast-paced, and the IT team is eager to roll-out several new tools and business services aimed at increasing efficiency and streamlining workflow across our enterprise.

One of these new tools includes the launch of WebEx across UCSF. This centrally funded audio, video, and web conference tool is now widely available. WebEx is easy to use, and I encourage you to start using this collaborative resource.

IT security continues to be a top priority and I thank those of you who completed the Mandatory Cyber Security Training. If you have not completed the training, or if you are not sure if you have completed it, check your inbox (search: Mandatory Cyber Security Training), or launch the course from the Learning Center website here: The UCSF goal is 100% completion by January 31.

Finally, I am pleased to share that the Clinical Systems and IT teams have successfully completed the double upgrade to Apex to Epic version 2015, which also means our medical records system is now running through our new, highly secure data center.

I hope the year is going well for you, and thank you for taking the time to read these IT updates.


Joe Bengfort
Associate Vice Chancellor and

Chief Information Officer

WebEx Now Available Across UCSF

January 2016 marks the official roll-out of WebEx across all of UCSF. To learn more about the tool, click here.

Progress on Our Accelerated IT Security Program

Since we started the accelerated security plan at UCSF, we have substantially improved our security risk profile. Read more to track our progress.

Campus Department Technology Projects

If your team or department is considering investing in research, education or business technology for your department, click here to learn how we can help you!

If You Process Credit Cards Read This Update

With data security being a major priority, UCSF is updating the policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the mandatory requirements set by the Payment Card Industry - Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). Read more.

Integration Services can help your team build robust, reusable and cost efficient interfaces

If your team has to enter the same data into multiple IT systems then you may be in need of IT Integration Services. By interfacing IT systems you may be able to enter the data once and have it automatically flow into other systems. Click here to learn more.

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