Welcome to the UNC Center for Health Innovation


Collaborate With Us

We collaborate and engage with outside organizations on a variety of innovations in health care including analytics, technology, payment models, and patient care delivery.


Innovate With UNC

We provide funding, advice and support to UNC employees, faculty members and clinicians with innovative ideas or projects. Over the last six years our Innovation Pilot Award program funded over $1,015,000 for employee teams to test novel ideas at UNC.

2019 Pilot Award RFP Submissions under review

Each year, the Center offers internal pilot funding to UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine employees for health care innovations across a broad spectrum of interest areas including innovative care delivery models and care pathways, new technologies, new applications, advanced analytics, business model innovations, workforce development, and translational research. The application period for the 2019 Innovation Pilot Awards is closed. Winners will be announced in early March 2019.

We promote 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.

Featured News


Bivarus, a UNC-CH startup, acquired by Press Ganey

Co-founded by Innovation Council member Dr. Seth Glickman, Bivarus utilizes an analytical algorithm to develop targeted patient experience surveys, increasing patient participation by 5x.

UNC-Apple Health app

UNC Health Care/Apple collaboration on iPhone Health App

UNC Health Care is testing a new Health Records section of Apple’s Health app. Patients can download their electronic health record data (including ‘My UNC Chart’) and integrate this information with Apple’s existing data management features.

Most Wired 2017 Award

UNC Health Care named ‘Most Wired Advanced’ by AHA

UNC Health Care has been recognized as ‘Most Wired Advanced’ by the American Hospital Association for our effective use of information technology to improve patient care and clinical integration.

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UNC Health Care achieves HIMSS Stage 7 Certification

In March 2018 UNC Health Care received HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Certification for our abilities in the areas of EMR completeness, data/analytics, governance, disaster recovery, privacy and security.