Technology plays a critical role in the curriculum, research and other collaborations at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. The success of health technologies and mobile applications in the future depends on what information is deemed necessary, how that information is managed, how it’s accessed and how it’s used by both providers and individuals.

Faculty at the School of Nursing conduct research in areas such as wireless monitoring for chronic-disease management, social-networking applications for cancer care and technology designed to meet needs of specific groups, such as tribal youth in rural areas or those with diabetes.

Selected studies currently underway include:

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI) grant : coupling nurse coaching with enabling technologies to change the conversation about health and provide the tools and strategies for individuals to manage diabetes more effectively and in collaboration with the health care team.
  • Initiative for Wireless Health and Wellness at UC Davis project: examining technology advances to design mobile health tools to empower individuals to help themselves and deliver care through wireless technologies.
  • Nurse Telehealth Coaching for Rural Diabetes: Innovations in Care project: testing benefits of home-based nurse telehealth coaching for individuals with diabetes in rural communities.