The Road to Computerization that started in the year 1977 became open in 1987 when the first Computer Programmer Mr. M.A Adetunji was employed with Dr. E.A Bamgboye now a Professor of Biostatistics and the former Deputy Vice chancellor(Administration),University of Ibadan, as the Consultant to the Project. The Present Information Technology Department was fully commissioned as Computer and Data Management Unit (UCH) in July,1988 during the tenure of Late Prof. Olukayode Osuntokun as Chief Medical Director of UCH from 1986-1989 with seven members of Staff. In the year 2004, it was renamed Information Technology Department with Mr. M.A Adetunji being the first Head of Department til the year 2011 When Mr Ogedengbe Idowu took over the leadership of the department.
It is worthy to note that under the leadership of the former CMD Professor Abiodun Ilesanmi, the hospital made a giant stride by embarking upon extensive installation of Wired and Wireless Network using state of the art equipment across the entire hospital with every consulting room, office, laboratory, clinic and ward connected. In order to complete the loop, Computers and servers were purchased to run Health Information System (HIS). At present, under the leadership of the present CMD Prof Temitope Oluwagbemiga Alonge, The hospital recorded a breakthrough when the consultants could have access to patients’ radiological images electronically without stress. Also, provision of robust HIS which is currently being implemented, stable internet access which is being enjoyed and biometric ID card which is being handled by the department are also visions of Prof Alonge.