UMD Schools and Montgomery County are Teaming up to Launch an Institute for Health Computing

Today, a group of educational and government institutions throughout Maryland announced a brand-new health tech plan for North Bethesda.

Montgomery County and several University of Maryland (UMD) institutions — including the primary universities in College Park and Baltimore, as well as its School of Medicine and the broader Medical System — joined forces with entities in the transportation and other sectors on a signed memorandum of understanding to develop an academic research hub in North Bethesda. Known as the University of Maryland 3 – Institute for Health Computing (UM-3-IHC), the center will focus on health technology development and research.

“I see this becoming the East Coast Silicon Valley of health computing,” said Mark Gladwin, dean of the UMD School of Medicine, at an event announcing the memorandum.