• Doctor working on a tablet device (ipad).

Our center leverages resources within the UC Davis Health, UC Davis Engineering, and CITRIS networks to develop, test, and validate digital innovations that improve health care — with a particular emphasis on remote monitoring and patient engagement.

We provide both a physical and digital environment for health and technology companies, regional start-ups, and entrepreneurs to receive input, guidance and mentorship from experts in health care delivery and population health.

Student Opportunity (2019-2020)

Elderly man looking at smartphone and smart watch. (c) Adobe Stock. All rights reserved.Have an idea for an app that supports health and wellness? Or maybe you want to design a device to enhance hospital and home care?

We're offering opportunities for engineering students — in biomedical, chemical and material science, civil and environmental, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical and aerospace courses — to earn up to $2,000 in funding to engage in health and wellness design projects.

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Our Digital Health Offerings

When you collaborate with us, you gain access to technical and intellectual resources, including:

Educational Opportunities

  • Periodic seminars on digital health topics by industry and academic leaders.
  • Internship and observership programs for people seeking experience working in health IT and/or clinical environments.

Development Support

  • Access to various resources that support rapid development and prototyping.
  • Individualized guidance to help you set realistic goals and milestones.
  • Help navigating internal UC Davis Health processes and policies, as well as support from experts and mentors.
  • A physical demonstration space where digital tools can be displayed so that faculty, developers and patients can engage with the latest technology available.

Testing and Validation Resources

  • A digital ecosystem that offers easy access to the resources necessary to test and validate new health care concepts on various digital platforms, including telehealth and electronic medical records (EMRs). This lowers the cost of the development phase and expedites the overall process.

Tools You Can Use

We offer a variety of unique tools to use, including:

IT Sandbox Hand pointing at stylized digital tools.

We provide an IT environment that is specifically designed for development and testing. It's separated from the clinical environment, allowing for more rapid development and testing without as much security review and evaluation. The sandbox protects the production environment, and utilizes the security review and evaluation process only when necessary.

Free or Low-Cost Services

Gain access to free or low-cost services from corporate partners, such as:

  • Test accounts (VSee, ClairVista, EMRs, etc.)
  • Development tools (Google TensorFlow, Apple HealthKit, etc.)
  • Storage systems (UC Health data center, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, etc.)

Health Data

We can get you access to de-identified health data sources. Various sets of data exist within (e.g., UC Rex) and outside of UC Davis Health (e.g., CDC National Health Interview Survey) that can be used for training, demonstration and evaluation of new tools.

Maker-Spaces at Two Campuses

We offer simplified access to maker-spaces at the UC Davis and UC Berkeley campuses.