Information Services & Technology

About IS&T


Praveen Chopra
EVP, Chief Information and Transformative Innovative Environment Officer, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health


In March 2014, I was appointed to the newly established position of Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Thomas Jefferson University and the TJUH System. My primary responsibilities include leading the enterprise-wide Information Services and Technology functions and achieving Jefferson's long-term vision aligned with university and hospital business objectives.

The first major task was to combine Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Health System from a technology perspective. This required merging two separate IT departments to function together as one. My vision for the new IS&T department is to create an innovation driven ecosystem to nurture a consumer-centric digital enterprise. I am pleased to introduce the IS&T Leadership Team and the divisions they manage. We invite you to visit the IS&T page often for updates on initiatives, including the Epic implementation.

Communication and collaboration are important to our success. Please feel free to share your comments or suggestions via email at CIO.IS&



Application support and maintenance for enterprise-class commercially vended software solutions. In alliance with Jefferson constituencies in the areas of clinical care, business, academic and research affairs... Read more.



This group is focused on developing, implementing, and supporting innovative technology applications and platforms, educational and training programs, documentation and support solutions, digital consumer experience solutions, and Web and Mobile solutions for the Jefferson community of patients, students, physicians, medical staff, faculty, donors, and administration. Read more.

The Chief Medical Information Officer is a physician that serves as the bridge between medical and IT departments. The CMIO supports the selection, design, implementation, and use of health technology, such as the electronic health record (EHR) system, across the Jefferson health system. Jefferson’s CMIO, John Kairys, MD, is the Chair of the EHR Guiding Team, that recently announced the selection of Epic Systems to replace multiple existing Jefferson electronic medical record systems.

Infrastructure services consist of the administration and management of servers, email services, directory services; systems level operations and programming; and utility, back office and foundation services involving wired and wireless networking, monitoring, security, and incident management. Additionally, this team provides PC and desktop support and purchasing. Read more.

The IS&T Program Manager, Office of the CIO oversees and directs the successful completion of IS&T programs and projects for the enterprise. This office is responsible for organizing, coordinating and communicating efforts to advance strategies to reach organizational objectives related to IS&T.


Responsible for all technology projects and the management of the associated resources (portfolio of applications, functions, skills and people). The team also manages the IS&T business operations and the Biomedical Instrumentation group. Read more.


Provides business intelligence and other analytical support for planning and decision-making at Jefferson and is the primary source for official data. The team draws from diverse backgrounds in academics, application development, data management and finance in providing this support to institutional leaders across the colleges and departments at Jefferson.  Read more.

Information Services & Technology

Vision Create an innovation driven ecosystem to nurture a consumer-centric digital enterprise
Excellence in creativity, collaboration and delivery (ExCCD)
Motto Innovate, collaborate, excel, deliver and have fun
USP Beautiful, simple and meaningful