Program for Health Systems Improvement
Program for Health Systems Improvement

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Motivated by the belief that American universities should be leaders in resolving the complex problems facing the nationís health care system, Harvard University created the Program for Health Systems Improvement in 2001 to provide a new dimension of leadership in health policy. The Programís purpose is to engage the Universityís vast scholarly talent in non-traditional research and convening activities that leverage their expertise and scholarly contributions for the purpose of improving health system performance. This extraordinary resource, coupled with the Universityís ability to convene national thought-leaders and policy makers, provides a unique vehicle for translating new knowledge and creative approaches into recommendations for practical change that have an impact beyond the University.

The Programís efforts have been focused on activities that inform improvements in the value, quality, and accessibility of health care services for all, with specific projects in the areas of clinical IT, disparities, performance measurement, pay for quality and health care reform. Research and convening in each of these areas have been guided by a desire to fill gaps in knowledge and the interests of faculty from across the University as vehicle for increasing collaboration, and generating new ideas.

The Program also created and maintains the Health Policy @ Harvard website as a tool for exploring all of Harvard's resources in health policy including faculty members, educational programs, academic departments and centers, and the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy.


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