MedStar Health and MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2)
MedStar Health is a $4.6 billion not-for-profit health system with a network of ten hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, DC region. As the area's largest health system, it is one of the region's largest employers with 31,000 associates, 8,000 nurses, and more than 6,000 affiliated physicians. MedStar also trains over 1,100 medical residents annually and has a major academic affiliation with Georgetown University.
The mission of the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) is to catalyze innovation that advances health. Our mantra is "Think Differently.” Chartered by MedStar Health’s President and CEO Ken Samet in 2009, MI2 provides a broad innovation infrastructure to help MedStar’s 31,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians invent the future. MI2 deploys a three-axis strategy to accomplish our mission:
1. Catalyze - MI2 catalyzes innovation energy at MedStar by inspiring and equipping associates to unlock their potential to create and improve.
2. Innovate - MI2 develops deep technical capabilities—often in the “white space” where others have not gone before —to solve problems and transform health care across MedStar and beyond.
3. Connect - MI2 looks for better practices inside and outside health care, opens MedStar’s door to outside companies, startup entrepreneurs, and other entities in the innovation space and forges strategic collaborations with them.
MI2 includes centers for digital health and data science (consumer, mobile and telehealth, and predictive analytics), for human factors in healthcare, and for influence, engagement, and rapport in health; a technology commercialization capability (MedStar Inventor Services); a platform for training in creativity, design, and influence; and a collaboration with startups in the healthcare space.