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Consumer Prevention
Digital health product or solution that keeps diseases at bay, personalizes the healthcare experience and/or gives consumers and patients a sense of ownership in the process of improving their health.

2020 Winner: Dexcom

Consumer Wellness
Digital health product or solution that empowers consumers to take control of their wellness, improves their health, saves lives and lowers healthcare costs.

2020 Winner: Oura

Employer Prevention & Wellness
Digital health product or solution targeted at employers, that helps them improve overall employee health & wellness, and better manage prevention programs.

2020 Winner: Grand Rounds

Hospital Diagnostics
As clinicians become increasingly connected and digitally-enabled, this category covers hospital-based digital diagnostic technologies for bedside/point-of-care monitoring that help providers in decision-making by enhancing, analyzing and recording different aspects of patient data.

2020 Winner: Eko

Mental & Behavioral Health
Digital health solution targeted at addressing and improving mental/behavioral health & wellness, based on ease of access, clinical validation, proven outcomes, anonymity and access to licensed care providers.

2020 Winner: Ginger

New Health Application of AI
"New" application of artificial intelligence and machine learning that is facilitating a digital transformation in healthcare, while bringing annual savings for the US healthcare economy.

2020 Winner: Viz.ai

New EHR Advance
Digital health product or solution that is using data in electronic health records (EHR) to meaningfully improve patient outcomes, enhance access to patient medical records, and address interoperability.

2020 Winner: Human API

Patient Cost Savings
Digital health product or solution that has the most profound impact on reducing the overall healthcare costs for patients and providers.

2020 Winner: Advocatia Solutions

Remote Diagnostic Tool or Device
Digital health device, product or solution for remote patient monitoring and/or diagnostics (RPM), that enables smart, continuous and cost-effective monitoring of patients outside of hospital settings, thereby establishing a more robust relationship between patients and providers and improving patient outcomes.

2020 Winner: Conversa

New Application in Telehealth
Innovative and scalable telehealth platforms that score high on quality, safety, EHR integrations, cost and convenience.

2020 Winner: GoodRx

Breakthrough COVID-19 Technology
Best breakthrough COVID-19 technology outside of vaccine development. Companies submitting an entry in the COVID-19 category can also make a submission in another category.

2020 Winners: Mammoth Biosciences (Best Diagnostic Testing Solution), Carbon Health (Best Delivery and Decision Support Solution) and ConsejoSano (Best Patient Engagement Solution)

Best Company with UCSF DNA
Commercial, in-market digital health technology or solution with deep UCSF roots, either having been started at UCSF or is deeply influenced by a key leadership role held by UCSF faculty or alumni.

2020 Winner: Akili Interactive

UCSF Hall of Fame
Awarded to three ground breakers in the heath tech space with a focus on founders that broke the mold starting a monumental, innovative new company.

2020 Winners: Roy Schoenberg (President & CEO, Amwell), Rajeev Singh (CEO, Accolade) and Doug Hirsch & Trevor Bezdek (CEOs, GoodRx)

New Life Science Categories in 2021

The 2021 UCSF Health Awards drops the word “digital” to better reflect the healthcare continuum as a whole. Now included are five new life science-focused categories in partnership with Biocom California, the state’s leading advocate for life sciences. Hear from Joe Panetta, President and CEO of Biocom, about this new partnership.

New Life Sciences Awards
Presented by

New Therapeutic
Drug or drug candidates in the field of oncology, immunology, neuroscience or metabolic, or in an emerging modality.
New Life Sciences Diagnostic
Next generation sequencing platform, with a focus on COVID-19, infectious disease, liquid biopsies and biomarker identification.                                                                             
New Life Sciences Tool
Emerging synthetic biology or AI-enabled drug development platform that is advancing the field of biotechnology.

2020 Award Winners