CDHICDHI at UCSF is a powerhouse of passion and intellect pioneering a new era of precision medicine. To improve health worldwide, CDHI collaborates with innovators from UCSF and beyond to envision, realize and evaluate game-changing digital health technologies. Guided by science, CDHI is boldly innovating the future of healthcare. CDHI works with innovators at UCSF, supporting them with resources and funding to help take ideas to product and impact. CDHI also works with startups and companies at UCSF and beyond looking for consultation or looking to evaluate their product in a clinical environment. Lastly, CDHI brings together innovators, thought leaders, and other partners from the digital health community to foster new connections and ideas.

Gold Sponsor

AARPAARP’s Innovation@50+ promotes entrepreneurship in the marketplace around breakthrough technology-driven products, experiences, and business models that benefit people over 50. Innovation@50+ programs spark entrepreneurial activity across public and private sectors. Anchored by the AARP social mission – to enhance the quality of life for all as we age – the initiative engages visionary thinkers, entrepreneurs, the investment community, industry, nonprofits, and consumers to spur innovation that addresses the needs and wants of people over 50. With Innovation@50+, not only is AARP shaping the 50+ market and expanding possibilities for people. AARP is also reengineering the way nonprofits meet their mission. AARP knows innovation.



13aplaykinesisdRx Capital AG is a joint venture investment company launched by Novartis and Qualcomm with a capital commitment up to $100M. We strive to catalyze the success of digital medicine products, services and business models by investing in early-stage companies and leveraging our extensive networks in Pharma, Mobile/IT, and investment community.

QualcommQualcomm Ventures is the arm of Qualcomm Inc., a world-leading provider of wireless technology and services. The group acts in order to take special pride in doing the hard work: helping their portfolio companies create real value. Qualcomm Ventures actively work with their partners to overcome obstacles, by providing a host of resources to get their companies to the next level.

Supporting Partner

2015eMobiquityMobiquity is a leading professional services firm working with the Global 2000 to create engaging enterprise-class mobile solutions and apps that drive business value. Because mobile is in our DNA, clients benefit from how we expertly and effectively blend the three key disciplines that unleash the power and innovation of mobile computing: strategy, user-centered design and core technology. Since inception, we have worked with more than 140 companies, including CVS, Fidelity Investments, MetLife, the New York Post, Putnam Investments, The Boston Globe and Weight Watchers International, and we partner with SAP to help its customers develop and implement mobile strategies and applications that optimize enterprise solution investments.

Silver Sponsors

2015ebreathometerBreathometer manufactures leading edge breath analysis products to provide consumers with helpful and empowering information to live healthier, safer and more active lives.

Catalyze provides HIPAA-compliant infrastructure services with a complete set of tools for handling, storing and transmitting PHI in the cloud. the future of healthcare will be powered by scalable, HIPAA-compliant, interoperable infrastructure. Catalyze is building the groundwork so healthcare innovation can move faster. For more information, please visit

2015eM_logoClear Digital Media (CDM) was developed by Hearing Health Care Professionals and expanded to include other specialties. A keen awareness for the competitive landscape in which medical practices now operate drove us to develop a digital signage network, tailored to each individual practice, that gave the practice staff a dynamic billboard in their waiting room to effectively interact with their patients. The CDM platform delivers dynamic, current and contextually relevant content, customized for you and your patients on a monthly subscription basis.

2015eclearsoundsClearSounds Communications is a privately-held, family-run and women-owned company that has been creatively, stylishly and economically meeting the needs of people with hearing loss for over 30 years. By designing, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing a complete line of communication, sound enhancement and audio products, ClearSounds is leading the way in cutting-edge technology for individuals with mild-to-moderate hearing loss and anyone seeking a remarkable sound experience.

2015eCooleyCooley's 850 lawyers have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients' most challenging legal matters. Cooley has the breadth of legal resources to enable companies of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace. We represent more than 100 companies in the digital health sector and have helped digital health companies raise more than $1 billion in private, institutional and venture capital financing in the last three years.

ropes & GrayRopes & Gray is one of the world’s premier law firms, with more than 1,100 lawyers and legal professionals serving clients in major centers of business, finance, technology and government. The firm has offices in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul, and has consistently been recognized for its leading practices in many areas, including litigation, government enforcement, private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, intellectual property, securities litigation, and privacy & data security.

2015eximedicaXimedica is a full-service product development firm exclusively focused on commercializing medical technologies. Entrusted by the world’s leading medical and pharmaceutical companies as well as by emergent start-ups we help our clients envision, develop and deliver their innovations to market. Both ISO 13485 certified and FDA registered our Quality System ensures the breakthrough designs and intellectual property we create improves outcomes and enhances lives.

Bronze Sponsors

spiceboxSpicebox Labs provides turnkey IoT solutions for digital health companies, transforming your ideas into innovative wireless connected products. Our technology enables devices to sense their environment, communicate securely and react instantly - leveraging significant experience in wireless connectivity, security (protecting your users' data with our advanced cryptography), HW/SW integration, UI/UX and related mobile application development to successfully deliver mass-production consumer medical products.

Strategic Partners

2015EceaThe Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) unites 2,000 companies within the consumer technology industry. Members tap into valuable and innovative members-only resources: unparalleled market research, networking opportunities with business advocates and leaders, up-to-date educational programs and technical training, exposure in extensive promotional programs, and representation from the voice of the industry.

Media Partners

2015eHealthTechCapitalHealthTech Capital is a group of private investors dedicated to funding and mentoring new "HealthTech" startups at the intersection of healthcare with the computer and mobility worlds. HealthTech Capital has created a new ecosystem with leading edge clinical providers, venture firms and other strategic industry players.Our community consists of experienced, inquisitive and innovative entrepreneurs, providers, doctors and VCs across public and private sectors. Our expertise extends across medical devices, HIT, technology leveraged services, mobile health and patient engagement. Our goal as a community is to mentor new "HealthTech" companies that decrease healthcare cost and empower patients by leveraging computer and mobility technology

2015ehealth20SVHealth group seeks to support innovators and the transformation of great ideas into useful and sustainable solutions. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Plug and Play Tech Center to provide networking space for developers, entrepreneurs and large organizations with an interest in health innovation, mobile health, patient-centered innovation, personal medicine and emerging opportunities in the healthcare industry to come together.

Playground CHAMP

PokitdokPokitDok is the first company to bring e-commerce to healthcare and digitize the business of health through open APIs. Third party developers such as payers, health systems and digital health companies can easily create new apps to streamline the business of health, creating better experiences and bending the cost curve down. These apps provide current cash and reimbursement-based prices for healthcare treatments, real-time eligibility/claims, scheduling across multiple EMRs, and computing/payment tools.

Playground PRO

2015eaudicusAudicus is making it possible for anyone with hearing loss to obtain hearing aids without the inflated cost due to the middleman. By offering high-tech, affordable hearing aids online, we are cutting down stigmas around hearing aids and making them accessible. Since June 2012, we've saved people more than $15 million.

BridgeAt Bridge Design, we’ve focused for more than two decades on designing medical and life sciences products – from handheld to the purely virtual. Our clients, ranging from Fortune 500 to startups, turn to us for strategic as well as tactical design excellence. As the healthcare industry undergoes seismic change – driven to cut costs while improving patient outcomes – Bridge’s depth of experience gives us insight into the challenges and opportunities facing many in our industry sectors. We partner with device manufacturers, pharmaceutical and life science firms, payers and providers, as well as companies in consumer health and wellness. We relish collaborating with firms in these industries to find solutions that improve lives and business outcomes.

2015egazzaleyThe Gazzaley lab, established in July 2005, is a cognitive neuroscience research lab at the University of California, San Francisco focused on studying the neural mechanisms of memory, attention and perception, how these processes change with childhood development, normal aging and dementia, and how we might intervene therapeutically to alleviate cognitive deficits.


A heart attack happens every 34 seconds. Something must be done to find better ways to predict, prevent, monitor, and treat heart disease. Brought about by UCSF in collaboration with the American Heart Association, the Health eHeart Study hopes to find those answers. The study plans to gather more data about heart health from more people than any research study has done before. And use it to develop strategies to prevent and treat all aspects of heart disease. Using the latest gadgets and smartphones to provide the real-life, real-time metrics required to change the game. The team includes experts in cardiology, internal medicine, epidemiology, data technology, informatics, social media, and mobile technology.

2015ehealthloopHealthLoop keeps doctors and patients connected between visits with clinical information that is insightful, actionable, and engaging. HealthLoop automates the routine aspects of care while tracking patient progress and monitoring clinical areas of concern, boosting efficiency, and improving outcomes through patient engagement. For more information on HealthLoop, visit

2015ekinesislogoAt Kinesis Studio, we collaborate to create “Magic in Motion”, producing gesture-based interactive experience for public spaces all over the world. From our SOMA studio in the heart of San Francisco’s creative tech community, our award-winning gestural interaction designers, engineers and storytellers develop a range of proprietary platforms, including immersive wall and floor projections, large LCD screen arrays and multi-touch tables.

Our work can be found in museums, hospitals, trade shows, sports venues, airports and other branded environments. Notable clients and installations include the Nemours/DuPont Hospital for Children, the UCSF Benioff Hospital, Google, James Cameron’s Avatar Exhibition, the London and Beijing Olympics, the Boston Museum of Science, the California Academy of Sciences, Sony Corporation, Coca-Cola, and many others.

2015emillimanMilliman is one of the leading experts in healthcare financing and delivery. We advise clients on a wide range of issues — from assessing the impact of healthcare reform on organizations or populations to streamlining operations while advancing the quality of patient care. Our consulting work is supported by a powerful toolkit of data analytics solutions and informed by the most trusted, comprehensive set of cost guidelines in the industry.

2015eRacesafeRaceSafe uses web and mobile apps to provide a health management system for medical teams at sports events. RaceSafe serves the largest events in the US such as the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series and The Special Olympics World Games 2015. RaceSafe was founded by a sports medicine physician from UCSF who wanted to provide better care for everyday athletes.



2015esplitsecndsplitsecnd is the most affordable, simple and effective portable plug-in vehicle connectivity device on the market. Designed to simply plug into the 12V lighter outlet in any car, splitsecnd can detect a crash, connect you to a live operator, send help to your location, and notify your emergency contact in an instant. Perfect for seniors, teens, and drivers of all ages, splitsecnd uses airbag sensor technology to activate the emergency response system on impact, calling for help even if you can’t respond; it can also be activated manually in the event of a 9-1-1 emergency or roadside breakdown. And with comprehensive trip analytics and GPS capabilities, splitsecnd lets you track routes, encourage good driving habits and even find your parked car. splitsecnd keeps up with you and your family on the road no matter where you are, what you drive, or what the situation. No cell phone required.