An Unprecedented Partnership

In the fall of 2009, former University of Missouri System President, Gary Forsee and Cerner Corporation’s CEO, Neal Patterson, launched a unique private/public partnership — the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation.

This institute was formed to address staggering health statistics through major systemic improvements, starting in central Missouri.

We intend to leverage the collective capabilities and resources of Cerner and Mizzou to create a national model for excellent patient care, reduced health care costs, and leadership in next-generation health sciences and technology sector jobs.

– Gary Forsee, former University of Missouri president, at the launch of the institute.



A healthy Missouri



Transform health and care for Missourians


Exceeding Expectations

In early 2010, the Tiger Institute and its board of governors launched an aggressive plan to advance our position in the marketplace through rapid IT adoption. We have delivered an integrated electronic health record (EHR), connected providers, engaged patients, and received recognition for quality and value.

Of note, by November 2013, we had achieved Meaningful Use and Stage 7 recognition by HIMSS Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model across both our inpatient and outpatient facilities.

Additionally, in October 2015, we were the proud winners of the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, which recognizes outstanding achievement of organizations who have used health IT to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment.

As our EHR continues to mature, we’re investing further in performance improvement strategies and analytic tools. Last year, on July 1, 2015, MU and Cerner agreed to extend the Tiger Institute relationship for 10 years and reset goals, objectives, and strategies to lead us into the next decade.

Our Aligned Goals

The Tiger Institute for Health Innovation has eight strategic goals. These goals are specific, measurable, and results-oriented goals that will drive us toward a better future for the health of Missourians.

  • Patient Experience
  • Provider & Caregiver Experience
  • Maximize Value
  • Support the Continuum of Care
  • Health & Care of Population
  • Leverage Data
  • Discover Insights
  • Create Innovations