Each solution presented to our team goes through a rigorous analysis phase to understand the scope, need, value, and market competition. Key evaluation criteria include:
- Speed to value
- Leadership experience and vision
- Organizational alignment
- Company stage
- Competitive market positioning and differentiation
- Opportunity ROI
The Advisory Council will provide advice and industry knowledge short years of experience in their respective fields. The council will provide an unbiased perspective to the MUSC Health Solutions team to evaluate the sustainability, profitability, and potential success of a solution or opportunity. The council will also present opportunities for MUSC Health Solutions to pursue if appropriate.
The council members have backgrounds in various industries: finance, agriculture, economics, healthcare, retail, computer science and information exchange, hospitality, distribution, data science, tele communications, digital health, biotechnology, construction, public relations, etc.
Zucker Institute for Innovation Commercialization
How we partner: The MUSC Foundation for Research Development (FRD) and the Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences (ZIAN) joined forces to become the Zucker Institute for Innovation Commercialization. Many solutions include the disclosure of intellectual property. This institute supports our endeavors so the creators of our solutions, whether it be technology, workflow, or know-how, are recognized and rewarded for their work and better supply opportunities to MUSC Health Solutions populate the portfolio.
Biomedical Informatics Center (BMIC)
How we partner: When it comes to clinical installations, we need to look at building infrastructure in sandbox research environments. This group is equipped with strong technicians and developers that support MUSC Health Solution pilots.
Office of External Affairs
How we partner: Health Solutions often brings opportunities for the organization which results in mutually beneficial partnerships, which we work with and help establish.
Office of Innovation
How we partner: We partner with the Office of Innovation to identify pain points across the organization and find solutions for them. Whether the idea is fully developed or early in its lifecycle, the Office of Innovation engages us whenever our expertise can help accelerate the development and delivery of a solution.
Center for Telehealth
How we partner: Many solutions that MUSC Health Solutions produces require input, feedback, or support from the Office of Telehealth. They are always willing to explore new ideas and opportunities to deliver and develop innovative services to patients and clients.
Office of General Counsel
How we partner: All solutions require some level of engagement from the Office of General Counsel. The legal team provides expert documentation, reviewing and recommending relevant legal documentation, and risk management.
How we partner: Solutions has an assigned Business Relationship Manager (BRM) that serves as the liaison between our team and IT team to understand the IT lift and resource requirements for solutions that come through our pipeline. Our partnership enables clear communication to ensure efforts are aligned and solutions in our health system’s application archive are not duplicative. MUSC Health Solutions is able to optimize the products / services across the entire health system’s ecosystem and Information Solutions seeks out the required technologic support to move things forward.
How we partner: In partnership with MUSC’s IS Security team, MUSC Health Solutions serves as a liaison between them and external vendor security teams. By doing so, we are able to manage risk appropriately by providing solutions to vendors, vendors, and services that we intend to implement or partner with. The MUSC’s IS Security team protocols and requirements, which take very seriously to protect all proprietary data and maintain the integrity of our systems.
Marketing & Branding
How we partner: Spin-companies and new services require a great deal of support from the marketing department, whether it’s creating campaigns or trademarking name. They are highly qualified, have access to excellent marketing tools, and have a network of resources to ensure that we are communicating and messaging the right audience in the most effective, efficient, and easy way!