October 2019

Colleagues From Across UC System Converge at UC Davis Health for Telehealth Summit
UC Davis Health
Nearly 200 representatives from five UC Health campuses attended the UC Telehealth Summit held Friday, Oct. 4 at UC Davis Health. Attendees shared practice, research and education priorities, as well as high-level architectural strategy with the goal of fostering collaborative approaches to improving telehealth and connected health services.

International Team of Researchers Explore Future Health Technology
UC Davis Health
UC Davis Health and Aalborg University in Denmark have partnered for the past three summers to offer the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN) Graduate Fellowship and International Exchange Program, where faculty and students from both universities spend a week immersed in digital health technologies research and development.

September 2019

UC Davis Health wins Best Poster Abstract at 2019 national telehealth symposium
UC Davis Health
UC Davis Health continued its legacy as a leader in telehealth with a strong showing at the 1029 National Telehealth Research symposium, taking home the People's Choice Award for Best Poster Abstract presentation.

UC Davis Health again named "Most Wired" health care organization
UC Davis Health
Once again, UC Davis Health has earned "Most Wired" status by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) for the eighth time. The designation includes a performance excellence award and classifies UC Davis Health as a leader in the health care information technology industry.

August 2019

Oncology Nurses Help Bring Telemedicine to Rural Communities
Oncology Nursing News
A recent study at UC Davis Health examined how telehealth can be used for rural patients undergoing chemotherapy by monitoring symptoms and offering ongoing conversation and support throughout treatment. 

UC Davis PRIME Programs Help Underserved Communities (Video)
UC Davis Health
The UC Davis School of Medicine provides opportunities for students to join four PRIME programs. These programs train medical student leaders to identify, understand, and serve the unique health needs of California's rural, urban, and valley populations. Each program features a telehealth component as the goal of the programs is to address the lack of access to care in underserved communities.

July 2019

Health Insurance Linked to Hospitals' Decision to Transfer or Admit Children with Mental Health Emergencies
UC Davis Health
A national study finds children without insurance who seek treatment for a mental health disorder in the emergency department are more likely than those with private insurance to be transferred to another hospital. Dr. James Marcin is examining how telehealth can be a solution to the tendency to transfer patients.

UC Davis Physician Named Women's Health Research Scholar, Awarded Funds for Telehealth Lactation Support Clinical Trial
UC Davis Health
Laura Kair, a UC Davis Children's Hospital pediatrician and clinical researcher, has been selected as an Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Research (IWHR) scholar in the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 program. This program provides Kair with training and mentoring, as well as funds for her telehealth-based clinical trial. The trial is focused on the effect of home-based telehealth lactation support visits for breastfeeding women who deliver their babies four to six weeks early.

UC Davis Telehealth Physician Featured on NPR
National Public Radio (NPR)
UC Davis Health critical care pediatrician James Marcin, M.D., spoke with NPR's Weekend Edition about the value of telehealth for both primary care doctors in remote hospitals and rural patients. He said telehealth allows patients to receive care in their own communities, without making costly and time-consuming trips to see a specialist.  

June 2019

2019 National Telehealth Research Symposium Slated for September
National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
The 2019 National Telehealth Research Symposium will take place September 11-13, 2019 in Chicago. The three-day meeting will bring together connected health researchers, academicians, and telehealth visionaries to share findings and foster research partnerships. The symposium is supported by the Society for Education and the Advancement of Research in Connected Health (SEARCH), the Supporting Pediatric Research on the Outcomes and Utilization of Telehealth (SPROUT) collaborative, and the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers. UC Davis Health is a member of the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers.

New AMA Policy Supports Project ECHO, CPAP Telemedicine Programs
mHealth Intelligence
At its annual meeting, the American Medical Association adopted a new policy calling for increased implementation of telemedicine programs like Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) and CPAP (Child Psychiatry Access Project) to boost access to resources for rural and remote care providers.

Telemedicine Web Platform Developed for UC Davis Ready for Patient Testing
Telecom Reseller
Appstem, a San Francisco-based product design and digital agency, has announced that the telemedicine web platform it developed for UC Davis has been approved for testing in patients. The project tests the efficacy of using machine translation to enable English-speaking doctors to more precisely understand and diagnose the mental health of non-English speaking patients.

May 2019

Telemedicine Brings Care Closer to Pediatric Patients in Rural Communities 
UC Davis Health
To get specialized care for their children, many families are turning to innovations like telehealth — remote consultation through video or audio — which allows them to stay in their communities.

April 2019

Dr. Peter Yellowlees Inducted as a Fellow of the ATA
American Telemedicine Association
Peter Yellowlees, M.D., psychiatrist and UC Davis Health chief wellness officer, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Telemedicine Association. This honor recognizes significant achievements telemedicine, service to the general telemedicine community and service to the association.

March 2019

Telemedicine: The Changing Face of Health Care
The Record
Through the School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services (STARS) program, UC Davis Health physicians help children in Stockton, Calif. gain access to physiatry services.

UC Davis Launches Pediatric Tele-Physiatry Program 
UC Davis Health
A new program funded by a $2 million, five-year grant allows children with physical disabilities to connect to UC Davis Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians via telehealth. The School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services (STARS) program helps children in rural, underserved communities.

Good Day Sacramento Features Dr. Hoffman's NICU Webcam Program
CBS Local
UC Davis neonatologist Dr. Kristin Hoffman has received a national award for her development of a webcam program in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which enables parents to see their infants remotely when they are unable to be in the NICU. Her work was featured on a segment with Good Day Sacramento.

February 2019

UC Davis MIND Institute Launches Infant TeleHelp Study
UC Davis MIND Institute
The UC Davis MIND Institute is conducting a study to understand how to help families who are concerned about their infants' development. The study is for babies ages 5 to 12 months old. No in-person visits are required as all visits will be conducted using telehealth technology.

Ph.D Students: Apply for Digital Health International Summer Fellowship
Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network at CITRIS
The Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network at CITRIS is hosting its third annual international program in Odense, Denmark from Aug. 12-16, 2019. Ph.D students are encouraged to apply for the fellowship, which gives a comprehensive introduction to research methods used in the different phases of the innovation process for digital health technologies such as telehealth, home monitoring, video consultation and more.

January 2019

UC Davis Doctor Wins 2019 Children's Miracle Network Achievement Award 
UC Davis Health
UC Davis neonatologist Dr. Kristin Hoffman has received a national award for her development of a webcam program in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which enables parents to see their infants remotely when they are unable to be in the NICU.

Using Telementoring to Help Eradicate Hepatitis C
UC Davis Health
Through a telementoring program called ECHO-plus, liver disease specialists are training primary care providers in rural and suburban Northern California to treat hepatitis C patients using the latest treatments.

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Our Videos


Learn more about telehealth services at UC Davis Health through a Sac & Co segment featuring Dr. James Marcin.


Dr. Kristin Hoffman pioneered the UC Davis NICU webcam program, which provides families with a way to view their infants remotely when they are unable to be in the NICU.


See how we partner with community hospitals and clinics to provide telehealth education through interprofessional team training.


Without telehealth, Bobbi Hooks would have to drive her grandson Maurice, who has cerebral palsy, three hours to UC Davis for the regular neurology care he needs to control his seizures.

December 2018

Health Industry Adapts to the Rise of Telemedicine 
Sacramento Business Journal
Jana Katz-Bell, Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Programs at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, talks about the evolution of telehealth in the Sacramento region.

The Doctor is (Logged) In
James Marcin, M.D., talks about how the rise of telehealth targets rural patients and preventative medicine. Instead of being reactive, he says the goal is to be proactive in treating patients and preventing hospitalization.  

Retail Outlets Using Telehealth Pose Significant Privacy and Policy Concerns for Health Care
UC Davis Health
As retail outlets continue to expand their health care services and begin to utilize telehealth, researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have some concerns about policy and privacy.

November 2018

UC Davis MIND Institute Launches Autism Tele-ECHO Program 
UC Davis Health
The UC Davis MIND Institute is launching a telehealth education program in 2019 aimed at helping community hospital clinicians care for children with autism.

October 2018

UC Davis Health Physician Wins Telehealth Research Award  
UC Davis Health
Stephanie Crossen, M.D., won an award for the best abstract at the Society for Education and Advancement of Research In Connected Health (SEARCH) telehealth research symposium in San Diego. 

Telehealth Just as Effective as In-Person Care for Treating Psoriasis
Clinical Innovation + Technology
Telehealth care models are just as effective as in-person visits with physicians when treating patients with psoriasis, according to a study published in JAMA. Study researchers include physicians with UC Davis Health.

September 2018

Tele-Ophthalmology Launched at UC Davis Midtown Clinic 
UC Davis Newsroom
A new tele-ophthalmology program in Sacramento aims to improve early screening for diabetic retinopathy to prevent vision loss.

UC Davis Telehealth Director Accepted into Leadership Program
California Health Care Foundation
Center for Health and Technology Director James Marcin, M.D., is one of 32 clinical leaders who have been accepted into the California Health Care Foundation's two-year Health Care Leadership Program.

UC Davis Awarded Tele-AIMI Behavioral Health Grant
UC Davis Newsroom 
Our telehealth team has been awarded a three-year grant for a research study that will evaluate the impact of adult and pediatric tele-behavioral health consultations on patient-centered outcomes.

Getting Great Care Via Video 
U.S. News & World Report
The UC Davis Cancer Care Network allows UC Davis cancer experts to hold videoconferences with oncologists, pathologists, surgeons and other cancer experts in rural hospitals so they can review patient cases and alert patients of clinical trials.

Trends and Innovations in Health Benefits and Care 
Sacramento Business Journal
Jana Katz-Bell, Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Programs at the UC Davis School of Medicine and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, talks about telehealth during a panel event.

Silicon Valley Telehealth Conference Explores "What Would Amazon Do?" Amid the New Wave of Telehealth Revenue Models
Markets Insider
Peter Yellowlees, UC Davis Professor of Psychiatry, discusses the expanding telehealth marketplace.

Treating Depression Through Telehealth
Chicago Health
Peter Yellowlees, UC Davis Professor of Psychiatry, discusses using telehealth to treat behavioral health issues.

August 2018

Lodi Hospital Teams Up With UC Davis for Telehealth Education
Lodi News-Sentinel
UC Davis Health offers mock drills so Lodi Adventist Health can better prepare its clinicians to administer emergency care to pediatric and neonatal patients.

July 2018

Panel: Telemedicine's Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic
Markets Insider
Peter Yellowlees, UC Davis Professor of Psychiatry, discusses how telehealth can play a role in curbing the opioid epidemic.

June 2018

Virtual House Calls Offered Widely in Sacramento
Sacramento Bee
UC Davis Health offers telehealth and virtual visits so patients can have increased access to convenient care.

May 2018

Telehealth a Tool for Avoiding Clinician Burnout
mHealth Intelligence
Peter Yellowlees, UC Davis Professor of Psychiatry, talks about how it can be less stressful for a physician to see a patient online than in person.

March 2018

Northern Valley Indian Health Partners With UC Davis Telemedicine
Chico News and Review
UC Davis provides telehealth specialty services to Northern Valley Indian Health in Chico, Calif.

Telehealth Gives Rural Residents Access to Specialist Care
mHealth Intelligence
Cites a study by UC Davis Health that showed significant cost-savings associated with telehealth.

Congress Turns to Telemedicine to Take On Substance Abuse Epidemic
mHealth Intelligence
Peter Yellowlees, UC Davis Professor of Psychiatry, discusses the challenges of treating addicts through telehealth.

January 2018

Orchard Hospital and UC Davis Partner to Offer Pediatric Telemedicine
Gridley Herald
Pediatric telehealth services through UC Davis Health are now offered at Orchard Hospital in Gridley.

Telemedicine: The New House Call
KVIE Studio Sacramento
UC Davis Health doctors Thomas Nesbitt and Heather Young discuss the use of telehealth technology in health care. Link includes a video of the discussion.

Tech Transforming Health and Medicine
PLOS Blogs
James Michiel, UC Davis Mobile Health Lead, talks about the rise of consumer-facing health and fitness technology.