UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Ed Martin, UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation

Ed Martin discusses UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation's four areas of focus:

Innovate - We provide UCSF faculty, students, and staff with the essential support and resources to create and incubate transformative technologies; Validate - We leverage UCSF's clinical trial resources to test, validate, and iterate on novel technologies; Integrate - We focus on the integration of new technologies in real clinical environments;  Educate - Using our ecosystem for learning, we design digital education for the next generation of health leaders.  

To improve health worldwide, we envision and realize new technologies, developed at UCSF and beyond, and evaluate them in clinical settings. Guided by science, we catalyze the new era of precision medicine. With the agility of a startup and the expertise and connections of world-class UCSF, we use uncompromising scientific rigor to better innovate the future of health.

Ed Martin is a technology leader who has been designing and implementing software solutions at the University of California, San Francisco, since 2009. He is currently the director of the Information Services Unit (ISU) at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine. The ISU serves as an information technology research & development team specializing in user experience & design, Salesforce.com, mobile, and applications & data integration. Using Salesforce.com ISU has implemented several ground-breaking healthcare applications that have won several Sauter awards (recognition awards for IT innovation within the University of California system).  Examples include Careweb Messenger, a clinician collaboration application that facilitates communications around in-patient care; a mobile patient care survey and analytics tool for the Medical Center’s Nursing Performance Improvement team; and a research participant management system that facilitates the enrollment of research volunteers for clinical studies campus-wide by allowing people to register online for projects they are interested in.

Ed also serves as the technical architect for UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI), leading the implementation of a health information integration platform (HIIP). CDHI’s goal for HIIP is to simplify information exchange between digital health innovations, such as mobile devices and applications, and healthcare information systems, such as electronic health record systems. Ed also leads the technology evaluations of all third-party companies that partner with CDHI.

Prior to UCSF, Ed was a founder and ran the software engineering team for Loyalty Lab, a marketing solutions startup that was acquired by TIBCO. He received his bachelor of science degree in computer science from UC Davis and was awarded a master of science degree in healthcare information technology from Boston University.

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May 11, 2018