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First Impressions

Trauma nurse spreads the word about injury prevention.
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Family Medicine

Family medicine doctors take care of newborns, the elderly and everyone in between.
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Cancer Care

Clinical trial helps Columbia woman overcome breast cancer and get back to family time.
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Photo of Link, the Children's Hospital dog
Link visits patients at Children's Hospital.

Patient Experience

When patients at Children’s Hospital need a boost, Link the facility dog provides the motivation they need.
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Technology

In 10 years, the Tiger Institute has transformed MU Health Care and made a difference in patients’ lives.
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Alliance for Precision Health will help harness the power of Siemens equipment to transform patient care, research.
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Sports Medicine

Athletic trainers at Boonville clinic give area high schools professional care.
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Cardiovascular

With screening and stent procedure, Boonville man escapes danger of aortic aneurysm.
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Orthopaedics

Innovative technique eliminates painful complications for hip arthroscopy patients.
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Outpatient knee and hip replacement surgery gets people home sooner.
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School of Medicine

Researchers find yoga breathing exercises can reduce blood pressure.
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Letter from MU Chief Executive Officer

At MU Health Care, we strive to deliver high-quality, seamless care to patients across our hospitals and clinics. It’s just part of how we carry out our mission of saving and improving lives as an integrated academic health system.

Jonathan Curtright
Jonathan Curtright

This integration wouldn’t be possible without robust information technology (IT) as the backbone to help us deliver the well-coordinated care our patients expect and deserve.

A decade ago, the University of Missouri partnered with Cerner Corporation, the Kansas City-based health information technology company, to form an IT team known as the Tiger Institute. The Tiger Institute oversees the information technology infrastructure essential to the care we provide patients every single day.

Today, the award-winning, public-private partnership has led to MU Health Care’s transformation into one of the nation’s most technologically advanced hospital systems.

And this technological advancement has real benefits for patients — whether it’s through the automatic alert that notifies medical providers when a patient is at-risk for sepsis; the HEALTHConnect online portal where patients conveniently manage appointments, request prescription refills and more; or the shared electronic health record that ensures patients transfer smoothly between MU Health Care and other facilities using the network, including Lake Regional Health System and, soon, Capital Region Medical Center.

As the health care and technology landscapes continue to change, it’s important we continue to innovate so patients receive leading-edge care. I look forward to the advances the Tiger Institute will make in the next decade so we can save and improve even more lives across mid-Missouri.

Jonathan Curtright
Chief Executive Officer
University of Missouri Health Care