The Information Technology and Engineering division is responsible for managing technology infrastructure for the ISIS Center and providing engineering support and services, such as networking services, users support, website development and design, video conferencing and connectivity. To support the ISIS Center’s mission with ongoing research programs and ensure compliance with HIPAA, we deployed critical security measures, including firewalls, VPN management, network designs and remote access service for ISIS faculty and staff. We are responsible for hosting and maintaining the web servers, database servers and remote access to the website for patients, doctors and nurses involved in several projects managed by ISIS. In addition, we designed and deployed a Teleradiology program in the Department of Radiology to enable radiologists to secure access to medical images from home and within the hospital and are currently supporting and maintaining the project.
The Information Technology and Engineering division also recently won a grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to develop a Refugee Health Providers' Network and refugee health information database to improve the access and exchange of medical information between state and local health departments and other health professionals. The network will also be accessible to refugee service providers and refugee consumers and will include appropriate cultural and linguistic health and medical information to improve health services for refugees.