University of California Health Innovation Center

The University of California’s Center for Health Quality and Innovation launched in October. The center is designed to promote, support and nurture innovations at UC medical center campuses and hospitals to improve quality, access and value in the delivery of health care. UC Health, which supported federal health reform, recognizes that the status quo is no longer sustainable.

The center’s goal is to support innovations at the UC health campuses that can transform the way the health needs of Californians are addressed and therefore advance the health of California and beyond. The center will be staffed by an executive director and governed by a board consisting of the six UC medical school deans, five UC medical center CEOs and the UC senior vice president for health sciences and services. Center projects will take place at UC campuses with a small coordinating staff based at the UC Office of the President in Oakland.