About us

The UNC Health Care (UNC HCS) and UNC School of Medicine (UNC SOM) Center for Innovation (Center) is a small resource center that promotes the development of patient-centered innovations designed to address the current challenges facing our nation’s health care delivery system related to cost efficiency, quality of care, innovative health care delivery, and alignment of incentives among industry participants.

The Center’s mission is “to initiate, evaluate, disseminate and support adoption of disruptive innovations in the delivery and financing of health care that are patient centered and increase value with improved health outcomes and lower costs.” 

Disruptive innovations are often aimed at a set of customers whose needs are being ignored by industry leaders, and generally they create a new value proposition for the customer such as greater simplicity, convenience, and quality often at a lower price.

The Center strives to provide rapid assessment, coordinated facilitation, partnership development and funding for innovation in a nimble and agile approach.