What You Should Know:
– Today, UC Davis Health launched a Cloud Innovation Center (CIC), powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), making the renowned academic medical center one of America’s leaders in digital medicine.
– Focused on digital health equity, the UC Davis Health CIC will allow clinicians, patients, developers, and students to exchange ideas, as well as design and prototype solutions focused on making digital health more equitable and accessible worldwide.
Today, UC Davis Health and AWS will launch the world’s first Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) at an academic medical center that will allow clinicians or clinical care providers, patients, and developers to exchange ideas, as well as prototype and validate open-source solutions focused on making digital health more equitable and accessible worldwide. The UC Davis Health CIC will use Amazon’s Working Backwards principles and methodologies to improve health outcomes and find innovative solutions to using technology to address health disparities.
CIC: Advancing Digital Health Innovation with AWS
The pandemic has unveiled and exacerbated health disparities and it’s critical to prioritize underserved communities. The CIC will be focused on using technology to help address some of these pressing issues to help find solutions. In addition, AWS recently announced a global program to support organizations working to enhance health outcomes for underserved or underrepresented communities. Over the next three years, AWS is committing $40 million in credits and technical expertise to help organizations harness the power of cloud technology to advance health equity.
The CIC is the latest initiative for UC Davis Health to advance digital medicine through its Digital CoLab (Digital Collaborative for Innovation and Validation). Digital CoLab will serve as the liaison between clinicians, researchers, students, and the community to co-ideate, co-create, co-validate, and co-transform digital health solutions. The program is the digital health innovation hub for UC Davis Health and is focused on accelerating digital health technologies to make healthcare more accessible, equitable, and inclusive for everyone.
“We are committed to advancing digital-first and data-driven models of care to continue to provide exceptional patient care and experiences,” said Keisuke Nakagawa, executive director of the UC Davis Health Cloud Innovation Center and director of innovation for the Digital CoLab. “Our collaboration with Amazon Web Services will provide us with a tool to unlock the intrapreneurial spirit of our clinicians, patients, and developers in the region to provide a one-of-a-kind space where people who’ve never had a voice in healthcare will be the ones driving the thinking and innovation.”