Welcome to the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Center for Innovation


Welcome to Innovate Health Care @ Carolina, the Center for Innovation of UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

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Dr. David Rubinow, Director, UNC Innovation and Health Care System Transformation

Our mission is to initiate, evaluate, disseminate and support adoption of disruptive innovations in the delivery and financing of health care that align with the quadruple aim. The quadruple aim includes: enhancing patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs, and improving clinician experience.

I welcome your interest in our Center and invite you to contact us to discuss collaborative opportunities. 

-Dr. David Rubinow, Director, UNC Innovation and Health Care System Transformation

“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it.”

- A. Einstein

Digital Health Innovation Sprint

The Digital Health Innovation Sprint is a series of high-energy events to foster the development of digital health solutions to key problems in healthcare. Whether you are a clinician, administrator, developer, designer – or if you simply have a great idea -- we are inviting participants from within the UNC community and across the Triangle region and beyond to design, develop, test and validate digital health solutions that deliver a positive impact to the people and communities we serve.

Why Participate?
As a participant in the Innovation Sprint, you will have the opportunity to receive:

  • Cash prizes for top pitches on demo day
  • Solution piloting facilitated by the Center for Innovation ($50K value)
  • Solution and business plan acceleration by Groundworks Labs
  • Access to industry mentors and subject matter experts
  • Access to software APIs and hardware technologies
  • Design thinking workshops facilitated by The Institute of Healthcare Design Thinking

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