“It takes a village” for a child to grow in a safe and healthy environment, according to a proverb attributed to various African societies. Substantive advances in healthcare require cooperation on a much wider scale. A recently announced 10-year international partnership including Siemens Healthineers, the University of Missouri, and University of Missouri Health Care formed to advance precision health and digital healthcare solutions.

The tripartite collaboration will take place at the NextGen Precision Health Institute on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus. Siemens Healthineers will contribute a suite of advanced medical imaging equipment managed by Seimens syngo Virtual Cockpit software. The equipment will include a Magnetom Terra, the sole 7 Tesla MRI Scanner ready for clinical use.

The program’s core curriculum for U Missouri students will include cybersecurity, data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in healthcare systems. The alliance also will develop joint research projects that will benefit Siemens Health Care and the university. The program is also designed to provide improved healthcare for the patients in the UM system.

The decade-long partnership, valued at $133 million, is an example of the level of collaboration required to support ongoing research and development in advanced healthcare.