The past half-century has witnessed unprecedented advancements in human health—from bioengineered drug delivery to the emergence of genomic medicine. MIT has played a central role in many of these innovations. And while new approaches to diagnosis and novel treatments remain essential to improving health, invention at MIT is not limited to the scientific. Faculty members at the MIT Sloan School of Management are concurrently tackling the significant financial, economic, operational, and organizational challenges faced by this industry.
MIT is perfectly positioned to address both healthcare and healthcare management. Not only do we have the very best scientists studying cures for cancer, genomic sequencing, and the management of Alzheimer’s and diabetes, but we also have experts in system dynamics and in work and employment who are looking to fundamentally change the way healthcare is managed, decreasing the cost of care while creating better outcomes for patients, physicians, and administrators.