SAN FRANCISCO – The University of California San Francisco is collaborating with Dignity Health on a patient engagement platform that will be used by both systems that will help patients navigate primary, preventive, acute and specialty care.
The platform will be hosted by Dignity Health.
“Our collaboration with Dignity Health will empower patients and their families with digital health care and connectivity, while simplifying the provider experience,” said Shelby Decosta, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for UCSF Health, in a statement. “Together, we are opening new pathways for health care organizations to create a superior experience for their own patients and, ultimately, for patients nationwide.”
In the first phase of the collaboration, UCSF is incorporating analytics and machine learning into its web and mobile offerings. Dignity Health will then work with UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation to map out the multiple pathways that patients follow in moving from primary and secondary care to more acute care services; and to create a digital system that connects patients and providers, while providing patients with the information they need throughout the process.
“Dignity Health is pushing the boundaries of digital transformation and digital therapeutics across the continuum of care,” said Dr. Shez Partovi, chief digital officer of Dignity Health, in a statement. “This collaboration between UCSF and Dignity Health will set a new national standard for how patients should be supported through their digital health care journeys with intensely positive and personal experiences.”