Siemens Healthineers partners with University of Missouri System, University of Missouri Health Care

July 16, 2019

Siemens Healthineers and the University of Missouri System (UM System), including all four universities, and University of Missouri Health Care (MU Health Care), have announced a new Alliance for Precision Health that will leverage their joint expertise to transform healthcare delivery, promote education in the fields of technology and engineering, and develop groundbreaking research initiatives.

The strategic alliance focuses on four key pillars: healthcare delivery, education and workforce development, healthcare innovation, and research and collaboration to improve the quality of care for patients in Missouri and around the world.

Siemens Healthineers says it will ensure the UM System’s four universities and MU Health Care have access to the latest innovations in diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, educational and training resources, and digital health solutions through a 10-year Value Partnerships agreement.

Through the agreement, Siemens Healthineers will combine its strength in medical technology management and digitalization into a future-proof solution for the UM System that generates long-term benefits. The UM System will, in turn, employ these resources to deliver high-quality care, collaborate with Siemens Healthineers on joint innovation research projects, and enhance opportunities for students by offering refreshed educational curricula and mentorship programs.

The alliance will support the research, educational and clinical care goals of the new statewide NextGen Precision Health Initiative, the UM System’s highest priority. That initiative positions Missouri on the leading edge of healthcare breakthroughs, focusing on treatments for diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease, among many other illnesses that plague Missourians and patients around the world.

The effort will be anchored by the NextGen Precision Health Institute at the University of Missouri’s flagship institution in Columbia, MO, where world-class researchers from all four UM System universities and industry partners will work together to accelerate life-saving treatments from bench to bedside.

The building will include laboratories, classrooms and innovative space for faculty and researchers, along with industry partners, to focus on precision medicine and digital health.