Items Requiring MSIT Approval

See Also: Purchase or Lease IT Equipment

The following is a sample list of items that require MSIT consultation and approval before purchase. These lists are not comprehensive, and are subject to occasional revision as policies and conditions change.

Users should always consult with their LAN Manager before purchasing computer equipment, to ensure they are buying equipment designed to meet the task(s) required, and to ensure the equipment can be supported by MSIT.

Items Requiring Special Projects Approval

The items listed in this category will always require consultation with a LAN Manager, at a minimum. The LAN Manager will help you order these products, usually in conjunction with MSIT Project Managers, UTP Clinical Technology, IT Security, and/or Telecommunications as necessary. Approval for these items sometimes take longer and require multiple signatures.

One should expect it to take 1-4 weeks to approve these sorts of items, depending on the product’s complexity, intended use, and whether or not it will store or process patient or other confidential data.

  • Medical Devices capable of storing, processing, or interfacing with a computer system
  • Research Devices¬†capable of storing, processing, or interfacing with a computer system
  • Mobile Telephone Devices
  • Tethering Devices, Mobile Internet Devices (MID), Phone-As-Modem Devices (PAM), or Mobile Hotspots of any type

Items Requiring LAN Manager Approval

These items require approval by a LAN Manager to be purchased.

  • Computers (including Desktops, Laptops, Convertible Laptops, AIOs, Workstations, Servers, and Enterprise Class Systems like Mainframes and Miniframes)¬†[see also Leasing Options for PCs and Macs]
  • Tablets (including Samsung Galaxy Tabs and Apple iPads)
  • Computer Monitors
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Digitizers and Digitizing Tablets (Wacom Tablets, etc.)
  • Portable CD, DVD, or Diskette Writers and Drives
  • Software or Software Licenses (including Subscriptions, and Smartphone or Tablet Apps)
  • USB ‚ÄúFlash‚ÄĚ Drives
  • Storage Devices, Hard Drives, and SSDs (Internal, External, USB, etc) of any type
  • Computer Hardware Upgrades (Memory, Video Cards, etc) and¬†Computer Hardware Replacement Parts
  • Keyboards, Mice, Trackballs, Track Pads, and other computer input devices
  • Laptop Batteries
  • Webcams
  • Computer Speakers
  • Headsets and Microphones that interface with computers
  • Printer Maintenance Kits (including Printer Head Kits, Imaging Units, or Fusers)
  • Any other network connected device (group document scanners, etc.)

Items NOT Requiring MSIT Approval

These items do not require MSIT approval at any level and can be purchased through one’s office supply chain. Be advised, however, that many printers will not support the use of off-brand, reloaded, or refurbished toner or ink cartridges. One should always purchase toner or ink cartridges that are officially approved for use with the printer in question.

  • Printer Paper
  • Printer Toner or Ink
  • Copier Paper or Toner


Last modified: December 08, 2017