Give to HSI

Why give to HSI?

  • You believe that prevailing health management systems are failing the people they were built to serve here and around the world.
  • You want to mobilize talented academics, students and industry partners to address the challenges facing health systems.
  • You want to support the development of pioneering models that will move the world closer to high-quality affordable healthcare.
  • You want to help channel MIT resources, expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit to an area of profound societal importance.
  • You want to work to transform the management of health around the world.

Together, we can advance healthcare. It’s essential. It’s possible. It’s time.

Talk to us about working together to advance health management.

As a donor, you can have a significant impact.

You can make an important difference in health management at home and around the world by helping to fund one or more of these core HSI projects:

Collaborative Research Opportunities

Grants for Requested Research Proposals

HSI will send out to faculty a request for proposals on topics related to its primary research areas. A proposal committee will provide grants to pay for faculty time, data, and graduate student work on research development activities. Papers will be written and talks delivered at other schools across the country and at conferences around the world.

Recognition for support of the Grant Fund includes acknowledgement in the annual report and on the HSI website.

Core Research Program Areas

These donations provide support to faculty members and their research teams. HSI’s research agenda includes timely short-term studies relevant to current healthcare debates as well as lengthier and more ambitious research and data-collection projects. Collaboration across disciplines and with practitioners in health management is a touchstone of HSI’s research efforts. By bringing multiple stakeholders together, HSI will be uniquely positioned to address a range of health and healthcare issues in an objective and nonpartisan fashion.

A gift will name one of three main areas of research including: organizational capabilities, health analytics, and innovation. This fund catalyzes research in one of the key research areas and includes technological support as well as project management funds. Current research topics that represent the variety of research at Sloan include the relationship between healthcare spending and outcomes; the economics of the biopharmaceutical industry; analysis of multi-drug therapies for cancer; safety in health delivery; equity and efficiency in organ donation; managing the flow of patients through a hospital unit; use of technology to affect health-related choices; implementation of healthcare reform within hospitals; labor and management partnerships; reducing length of hospital stays; financial models to support biomedical innovation; mitigating risk through pricing; incentives for drug repurposing; how to sustain innovation; global health challenges; privacy protection; physician incentives; etc.

Recognition for the establishment of a research area includes annual insight reports and opportunities to attend talks and lectures and participate in academic and industry conferences. In addition, donors will be identified in communications and event materials related to the various research areas as appropriate.

Action Learning Opportunities

Health Research Fellowships

These fellowships will allow the school to expand the number of students working in the HSI research areas. The number and size of fellowships will depend on availability of funding and the number of qualifying projects. This named and endowed fund will support a student selected by HSI.

Recognition for support of fellowships includes information about the fund’s recipients, offering the opportunity for exchange on an annual basis and includes acknowledgment in the annual report and on the HSI website.

Doctoral Student Dissertation Support

A named award to provide dissertation support to doctoral students at MIT Sloan who write in the area of health and healthcare will stimulate new work in the field. Number and size of fellowships will depend on availability of funding and number of qualifying projects. This unique opportunity will be presented to incoming PhD students in operations management, system dynamics, economics, engineering, organization studies, and related fields. The award will be given to students in their third or fourth year of PhD work who will be selected by a review committee of HSI affiliates and relevant faculty.

Recognition for support of the Dissertation Support Fund includes acknowledgement in the annual report and on the HSI website.

Academic Curriculum Development

This fund supports the creation and implementation of the next generation of courses that will inspire students to become innovative leaders in health systems, while establishing MIT Sloan as the model for business school curricula in health systems innovation. This fund draws on the foundation of research across the Institute to improve the health industry and will provide students with knowledge to transform management, clinical practices, and systems design. The MIT Academic Curriculum Development Fund will support undergraduate and graduate course development, blended learning designs, national and international study and research tours, and online learning.

Recognition for support of the Curriculum Development Fund will appear in the HSI annual report, in syllabi as relevant, and in web programmatic materials. Donors to the Curriculum Development Fund will also be invited to attend a class session each semester.

Health Systems Academy for Leaders

This fund supports the creation and implementation of the next generation of courses that will inspire health leaders to transform hospitals, clinics, payer organizations, public policy, and other areas of the health industry, while establishing MIT Sloan as the model for business school curricula in health systems innovation. This fund draws on the foundation of research across the Institute and our experience preparing leaders to improve the health industry. It will provide tools to transform management, clinical practices, and systems design and will support new course development based on the pilot program developed for clinical leaders in anesthesiology.

The Academy will create educational programs that will lead to better quality health outcomes at affordable costs. The courses will include blended learning designs, open enrollment, and custom programs for leaders in the health industry with a variety of topics such as scheduling to reduce inefficiencies in the operating room, managing risk, effective communications in a complex culture, continuous improvement, and systematic management.

Recognition for support of the Curriculum Development Fund will appear in the HSI annual report, in syllabi as relevant, and in web programmatic materials. Donors to the Curriculum Development Fund will also be invited to attend a class session each semester.

Knowledge Sharing and Outreach Opportunities

Post-Graduate Community Fellowships

Please contact us for further information at healthinnovation@mit.edu.

 

Annual Conference

This fund supports an annual named conference that will convene academics, alumni, students, and industry leaders. Topics will vary based on current research and academic projects, but will include reports of HSI research results and activities. Organized by HSI, the conference venue could be MIT or other locations depending on the topic, target audience, and partner. The fund will support the meeting planning, facilities, and travel charges as needed.

Recognition for the endowment of the annual conference will appear in the naming of the conference as well as in all marketing and event materials.

Speaker Series: Health Management Seminar, Executive Speaker Series on Health Innovation, and Distinguished Speaker Series

These speaker series create opportunities for faculty, students, and our guests to learn about the latest research and innovations in health. The Seminar presents the leading-edge research of our faculty. The Executive Series features senior leaders in the health industry discussing their latest innovations. The Distinguished Speaker Series will present speakers who are prominent and accomplished representatives of their fields (Fortune 100), and will include a broad spectrum of policymakers, practitioners, patient advocates, and payers. Speakers will be selected by the HSI faculty steering committee. This contribution will support the speakers’ travel, honoraria (if needed), and facilities charges.

Recognition for the Speaker Series will include naming in all digital and print marketing event materials for the series and listing in the HSI annual report and on the HSI website.

Executive-in-Residence Program

This program will create a knowledge sharing opportunity with the academic community and leaders in population health management. The Executive-in-Residence will share the most up-to date knowledge from the health industry to inform faculty research and curriculum development. These positions include one semester on the MIT campus with faculty and students and may include some guest speaking and meetings with HSI supporters. This contribution will support the speakers’ travel, stipend (if needed), and other incidentals.

Recognition for sponsorship of the Executive-in-Residence Program includes interactions with the chosen Executive-in-Residence as well as recognition on the HSI website and in the annual report.

Visiting Health Scholars

Each named fund will support an expert-in-residence who may be a practitioner, policymaker, patient population advocate, payer, or member of an academic community. The Visiting Health Scholar will collaborate with MIT Sloan faculty or pursue related projects on visits of variable lengths. Faculty on the HSI selection committee will choose recipients. Visiting scholars will participate in campus life for at least one academic year, including events, teaching, and research as appropriate. A monetary award will be paid towards travel and accommodations and may include a stipend. Collectively, the Visiting Health Scholars will bring global perspective to HSI ensuring a diverse and vibrant community.

Recognition for support of a Visiting Health Scholar includes opportunities for exchange on an annual basis and acknowledgement on the HSI website and in collateral materials.

Executive Roundtable

The Executive Roundtable is an opportunity for thought leaders from organizations that represent payers, patient population advocates, providers (direct and indirect providers who may be clinicians, leaders in pharmaceuticals, CEOs of hospitals, etc.) and policymakers to have an on-going open dialogue about the challenges and opportunities in designing better population health management. The latest MIT research will be shared with the Roundtable. New ideas will be expected to lead to action to transform health. This also provides an opportunity for research on knowledge sharing, cross-industry collaboration, and the design of new organizational forms. This contribution will support the executives’ travel, honoraria (if needed), facilities charges, research staff, and other support.

Recognition for support of the Executive Roundtable will include donor participation in the roundtable, acknowledgement in all related marketing and event materials for the roundtable, and listing in the HSI annual report and website.

Building the Initiative Opportunities

Catalyst Funding

To encourage greater endowed support, HSI seeks support for a Catalyst Fund that will provide for operating expenses, funding for travel to and from supporter organizations, staffing, promotional materials, and other items as needed during HSI’s startup years. The Catalyst Fund ensures the success of HSI in the critical beginning phase of the initiative. Gifts to support the Catalyst Fund will be integrated to drive the initial work of HSI during its formative years.

Recognition in support of the Catalyst Fund will appear on the HSI website, in the annual report, and at HSI events during the first few years of the initiative.

Communication and Outreach Support

This fund will support the hiring of staff and contractors to support HSI with web development, social media campaigns, marketing plans, an annual report of activities, newsletters, editorial assistance, and other forms of communication and promotion. Web and social media development will serve as a convening platform for HSI and its partners and will grow in scope with the Initiative. This fund will also support services involved in the planning of events and meetings and the management of fellowship and award applications.

Recognition in support of the Communication and Outreach Fund will include naming in related digital and print materials.

Faculty Director Support

This fund supports a named faculty lead for HSI. The primary academic contact for the Initiative, the faculty director is a key decision maker and a direct liaison to the School’s senior leadership team, the executive director, and relevant faculty members. Benefactors would receive direct communications from the selected faculty member.

Recognition in support of the Faculty Director will include naming in related digital and print materials.

Naming the Initiative

A gift to name the Initiative for Health Systems Innovation (HSI) sets the course for widespread success, establishing a fund that will provide annual and on-going support for HSI’s groundbreaking activities to advance the global health system. From pioneering coursework to collaborative research and conferences, HSI will develop new models and management practices as well as tools and concepts to affect health and healthcare delivery. HSI builds on MIT’s leadership in management, science, technology, innovation, and economics to assess and improve health systems while maintaining connections in the community to disseminate new practices. A gift to name the Initiative will provide the foundation for this work and support staff growth.

Recognition for naming the initiative will include identification in the name of the Initiative and will span HSI activities, collateral materials, and output. Naming the Initiative includes significant interaction with deans, faculty members, and students.

Connect with HSI

Let’s work together to transform health management.

HSI is a deeply collaborative group. Only with the help of our partners and sponsors are we able to reimagine the practice of health management here in the United States and around the world. If you are interested in supporting our efforts and would like to discuss innovative ways we can work together to advance health systems, please reach out to us, and we’ll set up a time to talk.