A Partnership with Boundless Opportunity to Innovate and Transform

Stephanie Scharff|2020-02-12

Jeremy Fotheringham, Executive Director, University Hospital & Service Lines University of Missouri Health Care, talks about boundless opportunity to innovate, to do research, and to transform the way healthcare is delivered.
As part of the Alliance for Precision Health, the University of Missouri System and University of Missouri Health Care – the state’s premier academic health system – and Siemens Healthineers aim to improve healthcare in Missouri and beyond by focusing on precision medicine and digital health solutions. The 10-year Value Partnership, together with the NextGen Precision Health Initiative and Institute, will advance the University of Missouri System in the areas of healthcare delivery, healthcare innovation, research and collaboration, and education and workforce development. Fotheringham shares what this long-term partnership means to the future of healthcare delivery and how precision medicine can improve outcomes that matter to patients.

University of Missouri Health Care is the state’s premier academic health system and offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each of Missouri’s 114 counties are served by approximately 6,000 physicians, nurses and health care professionals at MU Health Care. MU Health Care facilities include Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, the Missouri Psychiatric Center, University Hospital, and Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia. Affiliates include Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Columbia Family Medical Group, Columbia Surgical Associates and Rusk Rehabilitation Center. New clinic locations in 2017 include Family Medicine – Fulton Family Health and the Family Medicine clinic in Ashland. MU Health Care is a founding member of the Health Network of Missouri and MPact Health. More than 50 MU Health Care outpatient clinics in central Missouri receive outpatient visits exceeding 550,000 annually.