ISU supports leading innovators throughout UCSF by providing strategic thinking, technical development and design expertise, informed by a clear understanding of the industry's emerging trends and security best practices.  


Data and technology innovation

Throughout ISU's history within the School of Medicine, we have sought out new technologies and new approaches. We were:


We don't believe in silos. As HL7 certified developers and long time proponents of APIs (application programing interfaces), we design and build systems to talk to each other. In fact, we build the pipes to enable that communication as well. 


Data security

The School of Medicine Data Security Compliance Program (SOM DSCP), housed within ISU, focuses on the School of Medicine's departmentally managed information technology assets and processes. SOM DSCP ensures implementation and maintenance of security controls required by the HIPAA Security Rule and other regulations governing the protection of confidential data. Learn More.