What we do

Mission:

To accelerate the creation of high-quality and cost-effective health systems through industry-based research and education.

Goals:

  • Identify and develop new organizational capabilities and system designs, including analytics, workforce roles, technologies, locations and delivery modes, needed to effectively manage and maintain the health of patients in their homes and communities.
  • Use data and analytics to balance equity and efficiency to achieve societal welfare goals in allocating limited health resources.
  • Develop evidence-based methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of new health management models, practices and technologies.
  • Identify internal, organizational incentives to promote new operational and clinical models that are focused on health outcomes and aligned with new market incentives.
  • Determine the role of wellness, healthy food, and safe communities and workplaces in managing health and controlling its overall societal cost.

Actions:

  • Leverage the resources of MIT Sloan and the entire MIT community to create multidisciplinary teams that collaborate with industry partners to tackle big system-level challenges in health management.
  • Build infrastructures that promote rapid field research, experimentation of new ideas, concepts, and technologies through collaboration of academics with providers, payers, policymakers, and the broader health industry in the U.S. and around the globe.
  • Develop state-of-the-art action-learning and research-driven degree and non-degree educational programs to train current and future leaders within the health industry.
  • Convene health industry leaders for discussions, dialogue, and knowledge sharing opportunities that inform health industry policies and practices.

Find out who we are, and meet the members of our faculty who are working on the health management challenge.