MedStar Institute for Innovation

MedStar Institute for Innovation

MI2 innovation

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Catalyze innovation that advances health

MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) is one of the largest and most diverse innovation institutes embedded in a U.S. health system.

Our purpose

MI2 catalyzes innovation that advances health.

Our mantra

"Think Differently"—innovation starts first by thinking, seeing, and understanding the world in different ways than before.

There are three pillars of MI2 that organize and shape our work:

  • Innovation energy (focusing inward)

  • Innovative solutions (focusing outward)

  • MI2 greenhouse (providing infrastructure)

Our work

For more than a decade, MI2 has developed deep capabilities to help further MedStar Health’s vision of being the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health. Examples include learning and simulation, telehealth and digital/consumer health, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, SMART on FHIR adoption and utilization, data science, pharmacogenomics, surgical innovation, human factors, and more.

MI2 also serves as the portal for engaging collaborators, including external startup companies and internal associates, to apply new ideas and innovative approaches to health care.


MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center

Provides telehealth infrastructure, best practices, subject matter expertise, project implementation, and operational support—at system scale

MI2 Bus

MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab

Creates and deploys a blended learning model of interactive online training, virtual and hands-on high-fidelity simulation, and continuing professional education products used in more than 40 states

Inventor services

MedStar Inventor Services

Works with MedStar Health associates to transform ideas and discoveries into commercial products and share other innovations

Business innovation at MedStar Institute for Innovation with 1776

Business Innovation

Supports MedStar Health in identifying, vetting, and structuring engagement with startup and scale-up companies, helping the system tackle difficult issues while creating essential future-facing capabilities through new technologies, alternative business models, and novel collaborations
Innovation forum

Innovation Forum

Offers past program content that provided fresh perspectives on innovation, while igniting innovation energy across the MedStar Health system, for a decade

Case studies

MedStar Institute for Innovation team members develop and deploy deep technical capabilities—telehealth, data science, emerging technologies, influence, and more—to enable new models of care delivery and operations.