The Mongan Institute for Health Policy (MIHP) is a leading force for beneficial change in health policy, clinical care, and the health care delivery system. Founded by Partners HealthCare System and Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998, MIHP conducts research to support quality and efficiency improvement within Partners HealthCare, to inform and influence health policy on the national level, and more broadly, to improve health and health care across America and in other nations worldwide.
With an interdisciplinary faculty of experts in clinical care, health policy, and research methods, MIHP investigates complex challenges facing health care systems today. MIHP provides a supportive, collaborative environment in which researchers can pursue their interests while also contributing to MIHP’s mission to inform health policy and influence practitioners. Through its affiliations with Partners HeathCare System and Massachusetts General Hospital, MIHP’s researchers can translate research results quickly from academic settings to clinical practice, and identify cutting-edge issues affecting health care efficiency and quality. MIHP is committed to providing value on an operational as well as policy level and to disseminating research results broadly.
Since its founding, MIHP has grown by almost 30% each year. An expanding network of external governmental and philanthropic funders supports MIHP research, along with internal sources. MIHP is recognized for leading edge research in health care quality and safety; discrimination and disparities in health care; professionalism and conflicts of interest in science; improving care of chronic conditions; the organization and management of academic health centers; dissemination of health information technology; selected methods, such as risk adjustment and quality measurement metrics; and reforming health care delivery systems.
In addition to its general health policy research, MIHP houses two centers with special interests: The Disparities Solutions Center and the Center for Genomics, Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities.