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Innovation at Texas Health Resources

At Texas Health Resources we believe that innovation is vital to helping improve the health of the people in the communities we serve. A robust applied research program, fueled by visionary ideas, can directly improve the care of patients, and is a key strategic objective of Texas Health.
That's why we encourage innovation through our Office of Commercialization. Operated by Texas Health Research & Education Institute, the office assists in the development of health-care related innovations originated by Texas Health employees, physicians and contractors.
Innovators with a "better idea" can submit their designs to the Office of Commercialization for consideration for organizational support for development. If approved for development by Texas Health's Innovation Council, support may include advance of related legal and development fees, including patent filing. If an invention is commercially licensed for sale, the innovator may receive a share of licensing fees or royalties stemming from the issued patent.
Have an idea?
Have an idea that may be worthy of development for commercialization? Complete the Innovation Checklist to see how your design measures up. Then complete the Innovation Disclosure Form, print it out, and send it to Marsha Barnhart at Texas Health Research & Education. 
To learn more
Learn more about innovation at Texas Health through our factsheet and FAQ.
You can also contact Marsha Barnhart, director of research development, at
or 682-236-6750.

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