About Us

The Signal Center For Health Innovation

We’re on a mission to change healthcare for the better. And that mission requires more than bold new solutions to pressing challenges. It also requires real world validation of those solutions with actual patients and practitioners, and a no-nonsense commitment to collaboration in service of the greater good. That’s where real progress lies.


Our Vision: Connecting Healthcare for Better Health

Our Mission: Bringing innovative solutions to healthcare by enhancing the accessibility, delivery, and outcome of care for the patient and care team


Our Team

Phil Polgreen, MDDirector, The Innovation Lab
Alberto Segre, PhDCo-Director, The Innovation Lab

At home In Iowa

The Signal Center is located in Iowa City, Iowa. We embody the Iowan values—hard working, down to earth, humble and friendly.

Patients in Iowa value real progress that improves the health of their communities today and for future generations.  Researchers and patients benefit from the state’s stable, intelligent, pragmatic, and committed population.

Together, we are driven to improve healthcare.

Our Space

The Signal Center is home to not only creative and technical workspaces, but also to unique clinic and residential simulation spaces. Here we are able to create real-life scenarios to analyze innovations and find ways to improve and streamline a working product or service that will be ready to serve the real world.

Our Partners

University of Iowa Health Care

A core partner to The Signal Center, the University of Iowa Health Care is recognized as one of the best academic medical centers in the United States and Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center. The Signal Center supports the clinical, academic, and research missions of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (CCOM), University of Iowa Physicians (UIP), and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) — collectively, "University of Iowa Health Care".

Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. ®

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University of Iowa Health Alliance

The alliance works to advance the “The Triple Aim” of healthcare— to better coordinate care, increase quality of care, and lower costs. This partnership brings together a collection of 21 hospitals, including more than 2,050 physicians, to accomplish these goals.

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UIHC Health Care Information Systems

Health Care Information Systems (HCIS) provides and supports information and communication systems and technology that facilitate quality patient care, progressive medical education, and innovative research.

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University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s top public research universities, located in Iowa City, Iowa. It is also the academic home of our collaborators in the Department of Computer Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Public Health, and the College of Pharmacy.

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