Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

About Us

The mission of the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) is to catalyze innovation that advances health. Our mantra is "Think Differently.” Chartered by MedStar Health’s President and CEO Ken Samet in 2009, MI2 provides a broad innovation infrastructure to help MedStar Health’s 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians invent the future. 

Provides courses, consults tools and events for solving problems and seeing, understanding and thinking differently.

Transforms MedStar associates’ ideas into commercial products through each stage of the inventor process from concept to market. 


Mi2 catalyzes innovation energy at MedStar by inspiring and equipping associates to unlock their potential to create and improve heath care.


Mi2 develops deep technical capabilities - often in the "white space" where others have not gone before - to solve problems and transform health care across MedStar and beyond.

Creates value through strategic collaborations.

Identifies the best new patient-focused and consumer health technologies and helps bring them into MedStar.


Mi2 looks for better practices inside and outside health care, opens MedStar's door to outside companies, startup entrepreneurs, and other entities in the innovation space and forges strategic collaborations with them.