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An Interview with Michael Blum, M.D., Director of UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation

November 22, 2015
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Hopes to pilot Cisco interoperability platform at UCSF sometime in 2016

He said the development timeline would be aggressive. “One of the first things you will see is Cisco taking some of the technologies at UCSF — apps and applications developed by our innovators — and bringing those to market. Several of those should be coming out in 2016, he said. “We are going through the process of identifying the best candidates and putting project plans around those. These are apps that won’t require an incredible amount of engineering work to have them run on the platform. The other activity is building the core pieces of what we call the health care extension to the existing technology, so we can start piloting the platform itself with providers. By the end of 2016, some of the interoperability functionality should be running at UCSF in pilot.”

I told Blum we would check back on progress and partnerships announced in 2016.