Feature Articles

UC Health Data Day 2019: Featuring the Learning Health (Record) System

A photo of UC Health Data Day 2019

By Marissa Ventura. Think of it: Every time a physician, nurse, or other clinician sees patients and intervenes, the data collected are turned into opportunities to improve care for all patients, now and in the future. That’s the “Learning Health (Record) System” – both a key theme and the title of the keynote address at the 2019 UC Health Data Day 

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Redesigning the UC Undergraduate Application – with Students in Mind

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By Judy Thai. In November 2018, over 217,000 high school and transfer students submitted undergraduate applications to the University of California. 75,000 of them submitted their applications on the last day — and 11,000 in the last hour.

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UCLA Researchers Using Data-Driven Approach to Make Earthquakes Less Damaging

Several apartment buildings collapsed in the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake.

By Amy Akmal. The 1994 Northridge earthquake was one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history. Fifty-seven people died, more than 8,700 were injured, and property damages amounted to billions of dollars. In the 25 years since the 6.7…
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UC Privacy Paradigm Exemplifies GDPR Compliance

European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation logo

By Denise Dolezal. As news sinks in that the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to UC, it might cause some consternation across the university. But what if there is a bright side to the extraterritorial…
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UC Irvine Launches an IT Leadership Program

By Sarkis Daglian. In April 2019, UC Irvine Interim Chief Information Officer Kian Colestock and I launched the inaugural Office of Information Technology (OIT) Leadership Academy. The program is a collaboration with UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business.

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UCR’s Electronic Information Security Policy Rollout Plan

By John Virden. The University of California has a new systemwide electronic information security policy, often referred to as IS-3. It was signed into action by President Janet Napolitano, September 7, 2018, and is the culmination of many years…
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