Office of Institutional Knowledge Management

The Office of Institutional Knowledge Management (IKM) oversees the administration of HWCOM institutional data. The purpose of IKM is to increase access to information that is available, accurate, and timely.  To maintain this standard, we promote efficiency, collaboration, and transparency by providing readily accessible information to faculty and staff.

IKM follows a quality improvement approach made up of a multipart sequence and cycle. Once data is collected, the office stores and disseminates information as needed, then reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations for improvement as needed. In the next cycle, the collection and review process continues. IKM's approach is intended to achieve HWCOM institutional goals through continuous quality improvement.

The office consists of three pillars

  1. Institutional Quality and Effectiveness (IQE)
  2. Programmatic Reporting and Accreditation (PRA)
  3. Strategic Planning and Information (SPI)


To organize the College of Medicine’s quality, performance, and compliance data and make it available for data-driven decisions.


The vision of the office of IKM is to empower all stakeholders to evaluate high-quality data to make decisions that are evidence-based and improve the quality of education at HWCOM.

The Office of Institutional Knowledge Management oversees data collection methods, records, and reporting for HWCOM accreditation; strategic planning; data analysis; program, course, and student performance assessment; curriculum and classroom support, by maintaining an integrated knowledge management system that guides the efforts of HWCOM in institutional alignment and alignment with the University and our varied professional and community partners and relationships.