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.
The Healthcare Delivery Institute (HDI) at WPI is a university-wide multidisciplinary research and innovation institute, founded in 2011 to drive collaborative research, innovation, and education to impact healthcare delivery and consumer/patient health.
Facilitates the transfer of research innovations from the laboratory to the clinic through timely commercialization, and helps Dana-Farber investigators create these innovations through external collaborations and relationships with industry
Comprehensive source of health claims, eligibility, product and provider data from public and private payers in Massachusetts, containing information on the vast majority of Massachusetts residents. Available for public release through formal application process.
CHIA collects quarterly and annual standardized financial information from hospitals. These filings represent cumulative, year-to-date data from the hospital’s balance sheet, statement of operations, and statement of cash flow, as well as summary statistics about the hospital (e.g., staffed beds, occupancy rate, case mix/payer mix, discharges). As part of this collection, hospitals are required to submit annual audited financial statements, including information on the provider’s parent company. This information is available in its entirety as a database or as separate files related to individual hospitals.
Comprehensive database of acute care hospital discharges. Information is segmented between ED, inpatient, and outpatient observation stay. Includes demographics, visit data (e.g., date, admission type, and patient status), clinical data (e.g., diagnosis and procedure codes), charge data, and payer/physician data. Available for public release through formal application process.
A novel data model that allows for simultaneous analysis of 10 datasets with information relevant to opioid deaths. Led by DPH with key partners including MassIT, CHIA, MassHealth, OCME, and DOC. Phase 2 of the Chapter 55 work will include up to 20 datasets that will be linked for the analysis.
Cost Trends Reports present an overview of health care spending and delivery trends in Massachusetts, evaluates progress in key areas, and makes recommendations for strategies to increase quality and efficiency in the Commonwealth.
The Massachusetts Registration of Provider Organizations (MA-RPO) Program is a first-in-the-nation initiative to collect information about the corporate, contracting, and clinical relationships of Massachusetts’ largest health systems. This public resource is designed to establish a foundation of information necessary for policy makers, researchers, and market participants to evaluate and improve our health care system.
A series of online briefs created by the Health Policy Commission that spotlight new research and data findings relevant to the HPC's mission to drive down the cost of health care. HPC DataPoints will showcase brief overviews and interactive graphics on relevant health policy topics.
The 2014 MeHI Consumer and Provider Health IT Research Study provides a look into the ways that health IT is used and perceived by Massachusetts healthcare providers and consumers across various settings of care.
Sponsored by MeHI and conducted by The MassINC Polling Group, this report identifies key challenges faced by Massachusetts family caregivers and offers insight to help entrepreneurs develop solutions to address those challenges.
MIMIC is an openly available dataset developed by the MIT Lab for Computational Physiology, comprising deidentified health data associated with ~40,000 critical care patients. It includes demographics, vital signs, laboratory tests, medications, and more.
CHIA collects annual cost reports from a variety of health care providers (e.g., hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes and their realty/management companies, and adult day health facilities). These reports contain financial information, payer mix, and organization structure.
CHIA regularly reports on a variety of standard statistics that measure the performance of the Massachusetts health care system. Included among these are statewide health care spending, provider price variation, payment methods, utilization, readmissions, enrollment and access.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center leads a competitive program for companies interested in entering the Massachusetts market. The Massachusetts Transition and Growth (MassTAG) program was created with the intention of providing working capital (on a per job created basis) to new to Massachusetts companies. Eligible companies must, at the time of application, have no physical presence in Massachusetts, at least 5 full-time employees globally, and intend to hire at least 10 full-time employees in the company’s first 12 months operating in Massachusetts.
MassVentures is the state’s venture capital firm focused on fueling the Massachusetts innovation economy by funding early-stage, high-growth Massachusetts startups. MassVentures focuses on Series A investments and considers occasional and opportunistic seed rounds. In addition to capital MassVentures usually takes a board seat and provides guidance, networking and introduction to other capital sources to help start-ups navigate the challenging path of company formation.
The Mass HIway, operated by EOHHS and overseen by the Health Information Technology Council, is a secure health information exchange accessible to all healthcare systems statewide. It provides a mechanism for the Commonwealth’s entire healthcare community to have appropriate access to health information and enables improved care coordination, quality, patient satisfaction, and public health reporting, while controlling costs.
Simulation training at CMS gives healthcare providers a new and enlightening perspective on how to handle real medical situations. Through high-fidelity scenarios that simulate genuine crisis management situations, the CMS experience can open new chapters in the level of healthcare quality that participants provide. Medical device usability testing is available.
An independent, non-profit organization serving as the innovation hub for robotics and connected devices. Through programming and events, they help bring together innovative startups and existing technology organizations to nurture the next generation of talent, and promote economic growth and innovation. Offers product development support, shared infrastructure, and space.
The Medical Electronic Device Research Center at MIT establishes a partnership among the microelectronics industry, the medical devices industry, medical professionals, and MIT. Working together, MEDRC seeks improvements in the cost and performance of medical electronic devices similar to those that have occurred in personal computers, communication devices and consumer electronics.
The New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a dedicated research, testing, and training facility. The mission of the NERVE Center is to improve the development of robotic systems by both academic researchers and corporations by facilitating evaluation throughout the design cycle. It offers testing and prototyping services.
The Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation is one of the most comprehensive and technologically-advanced medical training centers in the world, backed by the world-class experience of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Beyond its clinical applications, simulation can also be a valuable tool for industry, especially sales staff and product developers. We work with medical device and pharmaceutical companies to set up simulated environments to inform the process of bringing new technologies from the bench to the bedside.
The MD PnP Program is based at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), one of the nation’s best clinical, research, and teaching hospitals; and affiliated with Mass General Brigham (MGB) health system, a network of leading healthcare delivery organizations in New England.
With strategic relationships with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Visiting Nurse Associations of New England, HDI has collaborated with over 10 healthcare provider organizations across the continuum of care. The result is a living learning lab for healthcare innovation in central Massachusetts centered at HDI at WPI, healthcare graduate programs, thought leadership programs such as symposia and innovation forums, and workforce talent.
MassEcon works cooperatively with the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, real estate brokers, site location consultants, and state, regional, and local economic development officials to enable companies and their exclusive agents to access property information.