Catalyzing Communities
and Collaborators

2019 Annual Report

Letter from Leadership

Fueled by strategic collaborations internally, locally, and nationally, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center has trained and connected thousands of innovators and added value to hundreds of transformative projects. This acceleration is possible through a culture of openness, focus on user-centered design, and exploration of mutual opportunities with external collaborators. Our Annual Report highlights our 2019 service to institutional initiatives and national opportunities, including: cross-disciplinary invention, precision medicine, patient data security, and digital health.

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Featured Case Studies

Precision Medicine

Expanding Reach through
Technology and Measurement

The Johns Hopkins precision medicine initiative, which leverages technology and project management leadership from IT@JH, continued its maturation in 2019 through collaborations with engineers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and clinical research leaders at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Chesapeake Digital Health Exchange

Fostering an Innovation Ecosystem

The Chesapeake DHX is a regional economic development effort co-organized by the Technology Innovation Center and Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. The three-year initiative launched in 2019 and is supported by a federal grant of over half a million dollars. Chesapeake DHX connects entrepreneurs, technologists, healthcare systems and investors with the goal of positioning the region as an east coast hub for digital health.

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Medical App Review Committee

Regulating Medical App Deployments

Before medical app solutions are integrated at Johns Hopkins, they must first undergo a vetting process with the App Review Committee (ARC). Product Development Leads from the Technology Innovation Center serve on the committee, evaluating submissions for technical appropriateness and security compliance. Other committee representatives evaluate submissions with legal and branding considerations, ensuring the app supports the mission of the institution. The ARC approved and deployed 10 medical app solutions at Johns Hopkins in 2019.

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Johns Hopkins Digital


Catalyzing Innovation through Convening

Johns Hopkins Digital Health Day

The Technology Innovation Center gathered innovators at its third annual Digital Health Day. The event showcased novel solutions created at Johns Hopkins alongside collaborators who support the healthcare technology needs of the institution. Attendees were inspired to explore, network and invent with the goal of transforming medicine.

Interactive Demos

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Exhibitor Expo

Telemedicine Keynote



Staged demos

Serving Technology to the Medical Campus

Tech Hub Grand Opening

The Johns Hopkins Tech Hub celebrated its grand opening in August 2019. The storefront on the corner of Ashland and Wolfe streets opened its doors to faculty and staff on the Johns Hopkins medical campus to showcase its hardware products through live demonstrations. The Tech Hub serves the needs of Johns Hopkins affiliates on the medical campus and showcases the latest computers, tablets, smartwatches, accessories, and more. The Tech Hub is operated by Client Technology Solutions and supported by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center.

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Explore and purchase technology products that meet the unique needs of your workplace.

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Resolve issues with your hardware equipment with on-site Help Desk technicians.

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Program Highlights


Tackling Big Problems Together

2019 Collaborators

collaborations Departments within Johns Hopkins Medicine and industries/start-ups that collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Technology Innovation Center in 2019. Data Trust Home Healthcare Group Wilmer Eye Institute Armstrong Institute Johns Hopkins in Health Healthcare Solutions Carey Business School Multiple Sclerosis Center Patient Access Services IT@JH Whiting School of Engineering Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Marketing & Communications Division of Health Sciences Informatics Office of Telemedicine Department of Radiology Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Student Services Excellence Initiative Department of Urology Johns Hopkins Breast Center Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures Applied Physics Laboratory Bloomberg School of Public Health East Baltimore Community Affairs Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Corrie Health Navio Rose Healytics Philips CRISP emocha Health b.well WellDoc TEDCO Microsoft Artifact Health Oncospace UM Ventures Protenus Precog Health

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Modeling Integrated Specialties

The Technology Innovation Center (TIC) fosters a collaborative knowledge-sharing environment yielding a well-rounded staff. The TIC conquers all things software, design, and analytics in healthcare and demands exceptional talent. A full project pipeline sparked team growth in 2019 with senior members onboarding new members through mentorship.

13 New team members

40Total team members

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Tracked Hours

Team Culture by the Numbers

Food Truck

At noon time, team members head down the elevator from the 6th floor of Rangos to visit food trucks at Eager Park. They have some favorites.

1st place:

2nd place:
BMore Greek

3rd place:


At TIC, we prioritize plants. Buzzing conversations about watering times and oxygenation are common. There are 28 plants accenting the office.

  • Faux Plants: 10
  • Succulents: 8
  • Indoor Plants: 7
  • Florals: 2
  • Herbs: 1


Unique, hometown-favorite dishes are a staple at team potlucks. Members have relocated from across the country and now call Baltimore home.

  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont
  • Texas
  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Rhode Island


The mini fridge in TIC’s lunchroom is always stocked with sparkling water for guests and team members. Some flavors are desired over others. The most desirable is always up for debate.

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  • 2nd place:
    Peach Pear
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As a team of technophiles, the TIC is no stranger to online chatting. It is common, even, to chat a colleague sitting next to you. Emojis are one way we re-humanize a virtual conversation.

The team is most likely to use these emojis: