Holly Shipp Buchanan, EdD
Executive Director, Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center
Chief Information Officer, Administration and Academic Systems, Health Sciences Center
Professor, School of Medicine
Program Operations Director
Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center
The Health Sciences Center is fortunate to have a wealth of expertise among its health researchers, educators, clinicians, and information technologists. Through the myriad collaborations among these talented individuals, KMIT endeavors flourish.
The Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) currently serves as a central hub for coordinating KMIT activities. HSLIC actively seeks, provides, and plans for the best health care and educational technologies and programs.
Explore this site to discover how KMIT activities are spurring the Health Sciences Center to new heights.
"Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute." - J.G. Ballard
KMIT Guiding Principles
In 2000, the KMIT Advisory Council developed their working definitions of knowledge management and information technology. From these definitions the group articulated a vision for the UNMHSC as a comprehensive, easily-accessible, electronic healthcare resource and leader for the State of New Mexico.
Knowledge management creates a user-centered environment that ensures easy access to and ethical use of appropriate information resources. Effective policy and training, as well as a ubiquitous, unobtrusive information technology infrastructure are essential to a knowledge management program providing stewardship of the collection, storage, organization, retrieval, archiving, and access to data and information.
Information technology supports knowledge management and includes a variety of devices and the connectivity that links them, in order to enable all forms of electronic communication.
Our vision fosters the creation of a knowledge management environment to maximize the power of information technologies.
To achieve that vision:
Data gathering takes place once, accurately, and at the original source. Data is integrated and is gathered in anticipation of future needs.
Information is available in a timely, useful, and intuitive way to those with the need to know.
The UNMHSC environment enriches knowledge-based interactions and decisions, and eliminates all process steps that do not add value.