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Innovation Past and Present

Dr. John D. Bower transformed renal care, improving the lives of thousands of people with end stage kidney disease. Generations of individuals and families have been changed by his innovation and tenacious spirit. Dr. Arthur C. Guyton and Dr. James D. Hardy were early pioneers in a tradition that saw UMMC attain global leadership in physiology and conduct the first lung and heart transplants. From these experiences we will foster an environment that supports students and faculty who not only want to heal the person before them, but who are also challenged to find a better way, a safer way, or even a whole new way to heal, help, or serve others. We will help these innovative thinkers put ideas into action and provide resources, connections, and expertise for success. Our goal is to raise up the current generation of faculty and students not to just revere Drs. Bower, Guyton and Hardy, but to stretch themselves and model themselves after them.

That pioneering spirit continues. UMMC and has commercially licensed the most complete digital model of human physiology. We are nationally recognized for driving innovation in health care. In 2016, CIO.com recognized UMMC with its CIO Top 100 award for its effective partnerships to drive technology innovation in health care. Additionally in 2016, UMMC received the Analytics 50 award from Drexel University for having one of the top 50 analytics projects in the country.

In 2015, UMMC was recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) with its Learning Health System Research Award for being a “pioneer organization” in analytics. Also in 2015, UMMC received the College of Health Information Management Executive (CHIME) Collaboration of the Year Award for an outstanding industry partnership with Jvion for our work on predictive analytics.