Health Systems Innovation

The MIT Sloan Initiative for Health Systems Innovation (HSI) identifies high-quality, cost effective health systems as essential to individual and societal wellbeing. HSI plays a pivotal role in the transformation of health care systems through industry-based research. HSI brings together faculty, researchers, and practitioners from across MIT and around the world to advance health management and delivery through applied research. Contact us

HSI would like to welcome Dr. Anne Quaadgras in her new role as Director of the Initiative for Health Systems Innovation and Senior Lecturer. Anne has been working with us in an interim capacity since last August and brings a wealth of systems research, teaching, and program management experience to the team. Anne joined us from the MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center where she spent three years as a Research Scientist and project manager of a multi-year DOD research project on transforming the military behavioral health system. Prior to that she served as a Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research. Anne holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from MIT and a DBA in Information Systems from Boston University.

Featured Research:

Hospital quality scores really do reflect patient outcomes

Research from MIT Sloan professor links quality to lower readmissions, mortality rates.

During the heated debates over health care spending, there are often calls to “pay for quality” rather than paying for every service provided. Medicare, for example, is starting down the road of tying hospital quality scores to reimbursements. Some in the health care industry say this is unfair, as a score alone does not account for the many factors that impact patient outcomes.

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Spotlight: Model Offers New Insight into Health Exchanges

A model of health exchanges by Sloan School economist Michael Whinston and colleagues is offering new insight into a particularly challenging management issue for the exchanges.

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