As the medical field becomes more innovative and global information sharing becomes more accessible, so will means of protecting and sharing patient and medical data. In Sacramento, the home of the University of California(UC), Davis Medical Center and location of many major healthcare researchers and providers, health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. As this field grows, new programs and technologies are in development that improve quality of life, patient data security and accessibility, equity of access to all citizens.
Aggie Square will serve as a collaborative technology and innovation campus that leverages the university's strengths to become the catalyst for economic change, creates jobs for its graduates, and hleps spur the economic vitality of the broader Sacramento region. It will serve as a model public-private partnership, increasing technology transfer and creating equitable opportunities for residents in the community and region.