Roux Institute Partnership

MaineHealth & The Roux Institute at Northeastern University

The Roux Institute at Northeastern University partners with organizations to customize workforce development programs and to build research collaborations to move teams and individuals forward. Working together with the team at the Roux Institute, MaineHealth will:

  • Enable career progression and continuous learning for members of the organization
  • Attract and support Institute learners to become prospective MaineHealth employees
  • Design and execute customized research, innovation, and other initiatives consistent with MaineHealth’s strategic priorities
  • Pioneer the state of the art in experiential AI learning and applied research
  • Catalyze economic impact and opportunity for the people and business of Maine

Building the Future Together

"This partnership aligns with our system values and strategic priorities,” said MaineHealth Chief Executive Officer Bill Caron. “As a founding partner, MaineHealth has committed both time and resources to guide and benefit from the Institute’s offerings and impact. This will mean exciting new training and experiential learning opportunities for our team members."

In January 2020, MaineHealth joined The Roux Institute at Northeastern University, an innovation hub based in Portland, Maine, as a founding partner. The Institute, announced January 27 at an event attended by hundreds of business, government and education leaders, is a new kind of learning institution that will offer programs to prepare people for high-demand jobs, particularly in the life sciences, digital engineering and artificial intelligence (AI). Roux Institute Founding Partners Technology entrepreneur and Maine native David Roux and his wife Barbara invested $100 million to establish the Institute at Northeastern University, which will focus on certificate, graduate and post-graduate offerings.

MaineHealth has the opportunity to influence the Institute’s programming in a way that ensures the format and content of the programs are relevant to MaineHealth and responsive to the dynamic conditions in health care.

The first group pilot is currently underway with MaineHealth offering a customized virtual care certificate. Northeastern University and MaineHealth are partnering to offer the pilot version of Northeastern’s Virtual Care Certificate. The certificate is a self-paced learning experience designed to build clinician and staff skills in delivering care and managing teams in a remote setting. The program covers the psychology of virtual communications, health informatics, artificial intelligence, remote team management, social media, remote care delivery, innovations in remote delivery, assessment of virtual care delivery tools, and legal/regulatory requirements. Participants have access to the modules for one year from the start date of the program. More information coming soon. Please contact Jennifer O'Leary with questions.

“The Virtual Care Certificate Program is incredibly valuable to our patients by helping us to learn how to optimally provide optimal care when we cannot be physically together with them. Our partnership with the Roux Institute could not have happened at a more opportune time, given the rapid change in demand for virtual care.” - Douglas B. Sawyer, MD, Chief Academic Officer, Maine Medical Center