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 Released

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 2019 Request for Proposal has been released.

2019 Request for Proposal

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. Their technology has shown a 5x increased probability in patient participation, and the company experienced a 700% increase in revenue growth in 2016. The link address is: http://innovate.unc.edu/bivarus-acquisition/

UNC Health Care collaborates with Apple on iPhone Health App

UNC Health Care is one of 12 institutions to participate in a beta test for a new Health Records section of Apple’s Health app. This new feature will allow patients to download their electronic health record data from participating organizations (including ‘My UNC Chart’) and integrate this information with Apple’s existing data management features. Access … Continued

UNC Health Care recognized as ‘Most Wired Advanced’ by AHA

UNC Health Care is one of 27 health care systems in the US to be recognized as ‘Most Wired Advanced’. This designation, awarded by the American Hospital Association, is in recognition of our effective use of information technology to improve patient care and clinical integration. The link address is: http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2017/july/most-wired-advanced

UNC Health Care achieves HIMSS Stage 7 Certification

On March 7, 2018, UNC Health Care was awarded HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 Certification, which has only been awarded to six percent of health systems in the US. This designation recognizes our abilities in the areas of EMR completeness, data/analytics, governance, disaster recovery, privacy and security. The link address is: https://www.himssconference.org/session/achieving-stage-7-under-new-2018-criteria-presentation-unc-health-care-system-epic