Feature Articles

UC Health Expands Shared Data Platform with Enterprise Imaging

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By Kim Garriott.

UCLA and UCSF have implemented a common enterprise imaging (EI) platform that enables the secure acquisition, management, sharing, and retention of medical images—regardless of type (think digital photos, point of care ultrasound, scope, and others).

“Sharing this…
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7 UC Campuses to Use Conflict of Commitment System

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 By Ben Nathan. 

DGIT, the information technology (IT) office for the UCLA health sciences schools, is the technical partner behind the launch of the University of California (UC) Outside Activity Tracking System. Known as OATS, this is a web-based conflict of commitment platform that DGIT created in partnership with teams…
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UC’s Learning Data Privacy Principles Gaining National Attention

By Jim Phillips and Jim Williamson.

Our campuses are awash in data, and there are many initiatives underway to capture, store, and use that data for analysis, predictions, and, in some cases, prescriptive action(s) based on those predictions.

When an…
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UC and Cisco Enter Long-Term Partnership for Innovation

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By Yvonne Tevis. In April 2018, the University of California and Cisco signed a three-year strategic partnership agreement, formally recognizing an informal relationship of twenty-years’ standing, and committing to innovative programs for mutual benefit.

The partnership is an offshoot of…
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Top 5 Stories in 2018 for UC IT

By Tom Andriola and Matt Hall.

 1. UC gets deal on IT infrastructure

UC conducted a single procurement initiative for five categories of IT infrastructure products and services – routers and switches, wireless, firewalls, servers, and storage. The result?…
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Improve Cybersecurity by Cultivating a Diverse Workforce

By Jeané Blunt. Camille Crittenden was the keynote speaker at the biannual UC Cyber Security Summit, held at UC Riverside, October 24, and hosted by the UC Cyber-Risk Coordination Center. She spoke compellingly about the lack of diversity in…
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What Does Europe’s New Privacy Law Mean for UC?

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By Scott Seaborn. On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went live, significantly changing the international privacy landscape and raising the regulatory stakes for institutions and companies working with the personal data of persons in Europe.  Read more about What Does Europe’s New Privacy Law Mean for UC?

Why Doctors Love Their Computers

UC San Diego Health Center and UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center

By Amy Sitapati, Brian Clay, and Marlene Millen. Thanks in no small part to digitization, medicine today is much different than the medicine of yesterday. Plenty has already been written about how electronic health record (EHR) systems amplify the time,…
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UC Davis Streamlines Services for International Students and Scholars

By Jeané Blunt. When most people think about UC Davis – agriculture, animal science, and even Gunrock the mustang may come to mind. They likely don’t realize that UC Davis is home to more than 10,000 international students and scholars…
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Wireless Smart Farming to Keep Frost Away From Citrus

UCSB SmartFarm sensor approximately 5 feet off the ground surrounded by citrus will help UC researchers know when to turn on windfans to protect plants from frost.

By Susan Rambo. Computer science researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, are using the internet of things to prove that smart farming can be a farm implement as basic as the tractor and plough.

The husband and wife…
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