MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative

Creating credible insights

At MIT, our comparative advantage is in generating credible insights from rigorous research. This capability is a crucial part of discovering, implementing, and scaling innovations that can transform today’s health system. Our faculty have deep expertise in the disciplines of operations management, organizational behavior, and economics and finance that provide different lenses to tackle complex problems in healthcare delivery.  We're using this broad, interconnected expertise to lead projects with measurable impact in healthcare analytics, healthcare operations, and healthcare incentives.

If you want to work with us to generate and test new ideas to improve health and healthcare, we’d love to hear from you.

HSI Impact

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Our approach is collaborative, rigorous, and unbiased:

  • We Collaborate with Industry Leaders

    When it comes to discovering new ideas that fuel innovation, there's strength in numbers, and power in multiple perspectives. We are a unifying force in healthcare, bringing together world-class researchers, students, and industry leaders to share ideas and learn from one another. Our workshops and conferences, as well as projects in the field, yield productive collaborations in every corner of the healthcare space.  From large-scale field testing of new ideas to in-depth qualitative understanding of how change happens within health systems, our work is grounded in theory but always with an eye on creating real-world impact.

  • We Conduct Rigorous, Actionable Research

    We believe that rigorous research is a fundamental part of discovering, implementing, and scaling innovations that can transform today’s health system. Our faculty have deep expertise in operations management, organizational behavior, and economics & finance that provide multiple lenses to tackle complex problems in healthcare delivery.  We're using this broad, interconnected expertise to lead projects with measurable impact at a systems level, in areas such as prevention, financing, new delivery models, and health analytics.

  • We Are a Passionate and Unbiased Partner

    At HSI, we are a deeply committed — and uncompromisingly neutral — partner dedicated to discovering and implementing solutions that improve healthcare delivery and management.  The discourse around improving today’s health system is complex. Finding lasting, practical solutions demands a measured, unbiased and open approach along with partnerships that promote collaborative thinking and positive momentum. We take seriously the role of honest broker when testing ideas and broadcasting findings to scale their impact.

Our Focus Areas

We’re exploring how redesigning healthcare at a systems level can yield scalable, sustainable solutions that improve health.

MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative

Healthcare Analytics

Building and implementing digital health tools powered by machine learning to improve quality and lower costs

MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative

Healthcare Operations

Improving care delivery with an emphasis on prevention, workforce management, and large-scale process improvement

Contact HSI

HEALTHSYSTEMS@MIT.EDU
100 Main Street, E62-471  
Cambridge, MA 02142