Care Technology Governance Committee (CTG)

  • Distribution Group:  In progress
  • Steward:  David Staples
  • Standing Meeting: 1st Thursday, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Materials:  Request with IT Governance contact
  • Co-Chairs:  Russ Cucina, MD, MS
  • Membership: Contact Committee Steward


The Care Technology Governance Committee (CTG) is a special committee of the Executive Medical Board (EMB), and also reports to the campus-wide IT Governance Steering Committee. The CTG is responsible for:

  • Directing the appropriate use, support, and on-going enhancement of UCSF’s APeX Electronic Health Record.
  • Setting high-level priorities, and resolving competing demands, for IT and Clinical Systems as they relate to clinical care.
  • Set boundaries and criteria for the use of stand-alone EHRs (e.g. Reproductive Health) and other information technologies that touch the patient.
  • Set standards for the use of the EHR by researchers and clinical trials, and integration with Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS) and the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).
  • Policies and Procedures associated with Health System information technologies.
  • Liaison relationship with the School of Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine regarding care technologies.
  • Reviews the Health System’s IT strategic plan (3-5 yr. horizon) to ensure alignment with strategic objectives of the Health System.
  • Serve as liaison to the various Campus IT committees to identify touch points between Health System IT and Campus IT strategies.
  • Reviews and approves all care technology proposals over $100,000 and/or affecting multiple departments.
  • Regularly communicates its plans and the implications of its chosen direction to the rest of the organization.
  • Oversees and directs the activities of the following sub-committees (See organization chart).