Business Applications Development Group (BADG)

The BADG role is to support UC San Diego Health Sciences by providing the School of Medicine Dean's Office with software applications that facilitate essential business processes. As we support business clients to help them complete their business mission we endeavor to build software that:

  • Utilizes and integrates with campus technologies
  • Conforms to established policies
  • Creates efficient business practices
  • Includes Health Science branding elements
  • Meets or exceed required security practices
  • Empowers the user to perform their required business actions

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Development Practices

We work inclusively with our business partners to capitalize on their knowledge to achieve services that are efficient for all departments, including accountability for stakeholder audits. Additionally, we work as a supportive team that leverages shared learning to produce visually consistent applications that lower our client's learning curve. Our primary development practice has as policy goals to:

  • Identify and define the lean business process
  • Assess any related current practices or source data which may be incorporated into the solution
  • Assess the reliability and quality of existing source data 
  • Create database schemas that are secure, documented and efficient
  • Review database schema from a strategic perspective for data synergies
  • Evaluate options via a combination of prototyping and iterative reviews to rapidly surface the stakeholder design requirements
  • Utilize version control, web application templates, a standard framework and libraries to accelerate application development
  • Leverage standard design patterns to maximize maintainability, reliability and application robustness
  • Ensure user interfaces meet UC San Diego Health Sciences branding guidelines
  • Incorporate stakeholder feedback to create approvals that follow appropriate authorization hierarchies
  • Extensive documentation including embedding source code comments to facilitate maintenance and succession
  • Ensuring these software solutions remain running and are available at all times when needed.
  • Publish a developer's guide and a user's guide for each application.

Technical Expertise

Our members consist of software developers who use leading technologies to conceive and create business solutions necessary for our customers. Our engineering and development environment consists of the following deployed technologies, primarily running under Windows and/or SUSE Linux:

  • SharePoint / Mediawiki (documentation wiki)
  • Developer Tools: Eclipse, Maven, Jenkins, Aqua Data Studio, SSMS, SVN, GIT,  SSH
  • Databases: SQL Server, MySQL, Microsoft Access
  • Web services: Apache, Tomcat, JBoss/Wildfly, IIS
  • Development technologies: Java, J2EE, JBPM, jQuery, Hibernate, DeltaSpike
  • Web technologies: JSP, JSF, PrimeFaces, HTML, CSS, AJAX, JavaScript, XML, Web Services
  • Client-Server technologies: Microsoft Access
  • Reporting technologies: BIRT, iReports, iText, Cognos
  • E-Mail service: Outlook
  • Software Utilities: Microsoft Office, Xenu, TrueCrypt,  PUTTY, Cygwin
  • Scripting: Python, Bash, Perl, PHP

Applications

Business Administration
Academic Affairs

ASA Switchboard

The ASA Switchboard web application provides modules and services for the faculty recruitment process.  Currently, the Switchboard includes:

  • Position Requests module - Creation and approval tracking of departmental faculty recruitment position requests.
  • Faculty Recruitment Proposal Letters module - Creation and approval tracking of legal commitments offered during faculty recruitments. Includes ability to review proposal letters submitted previously as far back as 2007 (new).

The ASA Switchboard is under continuous improvement. (More Info)

Business Administration
AllocThe allocation module, aka ALLOC, tracks current and historical commitments made by the Vice Chancellor and Dean or by Senior Management, along with revenue coming into the Dean's Office. ALLOC is a tool for long range planning to determine fund availability to cover commitments, reconciliation of fund balances, reporting to departments and senior management on commitments (historical and future), and to track state appropriations and other revenue sources (More info)
Business Contracting
AgreementsUse the Agreement application to create and submit business contracting agreements to the Health Sciences Business Contracting office. The Application allows users to track and managing their submitted agreements. (More info)
Clinical Trial Administration (OCTA)
OCTA DashboardThe OCTA Dashboard was designed to provide record keeping, reporting, tracking of study funds and will assist in streamlining the Clinical Trials administration process. It includes tools to view current and past studies and aid in check depositing. (More info)
Controller
Front DeskThe front desk staff at clinics within the Medical Center and School of Medicine receive patient co-payments in the forms of cash, checks, or credit cards. All batches processed by a cashier are summarized into one deposit summary. (More info)
Controller DashboardApplication  to assign mission and Financial Management (FinMan) revenue line items to unassigned Fund/Program combinations.   Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCMECat) part of AAMC. (More info)
Budget P&LDepartment budget tool to use for budgeting expenses (Staffing, Budget, 60105A), revenue (Capitated, Under Compensated, Fee-for-Service), visits, sessions and other income. ( More info )
Physician Time StudyThe Physician Time Survey (PTS) application is a web based application to assist with the collection and reporting of physician time reporting for distribution to Medicare. ( More Info ) 
Journal Processing
An interface to generate journal files for Care Payments, NGN, Benefits and General Liability, Opth and Dean's Tax. ( More info )
Faculty Compensation
Pay Online Z-PaymentsApplication to pay the component of Faculty compensation called "Z" payments. These are for incentive pay - paid on an ad-hoc basis. (More info)
SalProSALPRO is a web based application designed exclusively for the Vice Chancellor Health Sciences departments for the purpose of faculty salary projections and budget management for each fiscal year. (Pending info)
AAMCThe Association of American Medical College (AAMC) percentile Calculator allows users to determine the AAMC percentile based on a Division, degree, rank, year, and total compensation.   It will return total compensation when AAMC percentile is entered. Administrative users can upload the AAMC raw data every year. (More info)
Faculty Council
NomComCommittee Staffing tool (More info)
Health Sciences Sponsored Projects Pre-Award Office (HSSPPO)
AthenaApplication is used to track and manage analyst's workloads. (More info)
Human Resources
OPISOnline Personnel Information System (OPIS) application is used to review personnel employment data on any individual in the Health Sciences and the Medical Center.  It allows users to add and track custom data fields to the already available data fields.
STAR AwardsPart of the OPIS application - used to enter staff incentive awards and is available only when announced, usually April-June each year.
Physical Resource Management & Capital Asset Strategies
Space Survey A survey application used periodically to conduct reviews of university-owned building space. ( More info )

Contact Us

NameTitleExtension
Cheryl KainoDirector35955
Glenn StroutManager of Operations31895
Edward O'DonnellProgrammer Analyst32763
Paul RoeslerProgrammer Analyst32113
Mike YebbaProgrammer Analyst32657

Office Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Mailing Address

UC San Diego Health Sciences
VCHS / BFS / BADG / 7th Floor
1450 Frazee Rd.
San Diego, CA 92108-0012

Directions to Offices 

From the North - take 163 south and exit onto Friars road, move to the left lane and turn left at the first stop light onto Frazee road.  Take first left into the  parking area and park anywhere around the building. Take the elevator to the 7th floor and check in with the receptionist on the right.

From the South - take 163 north and exit onto Friars road and follow the rest of the instructions above.

The Health Sciences Organization Chart

Health Sciences Organizational Chart

Help

  • Why am I unable to connect to an application that I have used before?
    • The most frequent reason this happens is that employee's change their name, change their department, or change jobs.
      • Name change: If you changed your name, perhaps to or from a married name, you may need to notify us of this change. While our applications use official campus records your access may need to be restored in the application.
      • Department change: Applications limit a users ability to view or modify content to current department employees. When you change departments, if your access in the application hasn't been approved for the new department you won't be able to use the application.  
      • Jobs change: Job titles have specific duties and privileges associated with them. When you change jobs, the permissions you had in your previous job do not automatically transfer with you. In fact, you may have a whole new set of permissions with your new job that need to be set up.
  • The application is taking a long time to run. How do I know if there is a problem with the application?
    • Our servers may experience heavy usage ahead of deadlines, such as NIH grant deadlines, pay period deadlines and budget reporting deadlines.
    • An application is more likely to be influenced by other applications at the end of the week, at the end of the month, or near an important deadline date.
    • Is it a network issue?   Try closing all of your web browsers, then reopen one web browser and run one of the free speed tests (Google speed test) to find one.  If it takes a while to open a browser window the issue may be your local computer.
    • Is it your computer?  While you are having the problem, try opening Excel, Word or any number of other applications on your computer.  If those open quickly, the issue may be the application. 
    • Most of our applications are testing to respond in seconds or minute, although large reports may take longer.
    • If an application that normally responds in seconds takes longer than 5 minutes, or an application that normally responds in minutes takes more than 15 or 30 minutes, it is likely that your computer, the network, or the application has a problem. If your computer works fine for everything else, then you can rule that one out. If you can get to Google and searches execute quickly, then you can rule out the network as the source of the problem.
  • What should I do when the application isn't working as it should?
    • Try checking the results of your work. If you can confirm that the results are not as expected, meaning you get the same incorrect result while performing the same action more than once, then you should report the issue.
    • Make sure you understand the business process and check with the approving official to make sure they have not changed the way they conduct the process.

When should a user request application support?

  • If the nature of your question relates to the business process, then you should contact a person knowledgeable about that business process.
  • If the nature of your question relates to any of the following, then you should contact BADG:
    • You know you need to use an application, but you do not know where or how to access the application.
    • You encounter an error when you try to log into the application or during the use of the application.
    • You are not getting the result you previously received from the application.
  • What information should a user provide when requesting support?
    • Your name and department,
    • The name of the application,
    • The web address (URL) you use to access the application,
    • A description of what business process you are trying to complete, and
    • The exact wording of the first line of the error message, if any, and what action you were performing when you got the error when applicable.

Request a New Application or a Change to an Application

Contact

Send and email to: BADG Support. (hs-support@ucsd.edu)

Mission Statement

The Business Application Development Group (BADG) works within the Administration and Finance unit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences/Dean – School of Medicine Business and Fiscal Affairs division. Our charge is to enable other units and individuals to manage their business more effectively. Our primary goal is to provide support implementing the critical initiatives required to achieve the organizational vision of UCSD Health Sciences.  We develop and deliver solutions to meet our customers' business needs in an environment that encourages productivity and employee growth (both professional and personal). All of our long-term strategies and short-term actions will be built around a set of core values that are shared by each team member.

Core Values

  • Establish a culture of team cooperation and collaborative spirit
  • Develop honest relationships through open communication
  • Embrace and drive change through continuous improvement
  • Achieve goals through the application of knowledge, shared learning and creativity
  • Pursue growth and learning through succession planning and professional development
  • Embrace the UC San Diego Principles of Community