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Murat Uralkan

Director, Innovation

Houston Methodist Center for Innovation

Murat Uralkan serves as director of innovation at Houston Methodist Center for Innovation. He is responsible for establishing the Center for Innovation program, focusing on digital technologies and technology enablement, and fostering a culture of innovation within the hospital system. Mr. Uralkan has been with the Center for Innovation since its inception, and he previously served as program manager. Prior to that, he held the prestigious administrative fellow position at Houston Methodist and worked with executive leadership on various strategic initiatives, including the formation of the Center for Innovation.

Mr. Uralkan has also worked as a consultant with Houston Methodist Global. He has diverse international project experience, having completed strategy, business development and operational commissioning projects in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. He holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the Sloan Program at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Bogazici University, Turkey.


Role of Innovation and Technology in Dealing With the “New Normal” of Healthcare After COVID-19

Presented by Ken Letkeman, LeTesha Montgomery, Murat Uralkan, Roberta Levy Schwartz, PhD, FACHE, Thomas Vernon at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, March 23rd.

COVID-19 has significantly changed the healthcare industry—the way that we deliver care, approach telemedicine and automation; how we engage with our patients; and how healthcare providers adopt technology in daily operations. With support from our CEO, a leadership group named DIOP (Digital Innovation Obsessed People) created a Center for Innovation and has been focusing on…