As many UCSF Insiders know, UC San Francisco engaged the campus community to help shape the future in a strategic and inclusive planning initiative known as UCSF 2.0.
The process involved focus groups, daylong workshops and the novel UCSF2025 online game in which nearly 2,600 people contributed more than 24,600 ideas during a 36-hour period last September.
All the ideas generated from UCSF 2.0, ranging from grandiose to granular, have been summarized and categorized into six themes or “innovation zones” relevant to UCSF by the research organization Institute for the Future.
In an effort to stimulate further thinking and action on the future of UCSF, Inside UCSF is continuing its coverage by posting a new idea or innovation zone every month. Faculty, staff and students with a valid UCSF email account are invited to answer the questions below about how UCSF can convert data into action that can improve health worldwide.
UCSF 2.0 INNOVATION AREA NO. 2
CONVERT DATA TO KNOWLEDGE, INSIGHT AND ACTION
As the volume and variety of data continues to grow exponentially, UCSF needs to rapidly adopt new tools for data management and new practices in analysis and visualization in order to build knowledge to inspire the next generation of researchers and students. New approaches to health, education and research will be data driven, so this innovation zone lays an important foundation for all the others.
CONSIDER THE FUTURE POSSIBILITIES:
What if UCSF sets the standard for open health data?
What if UCSF becomes the leader in digital health innovation and converting data to care?
What if UCSF gave patients tools to collect and integrate their own data into the health system?