Institute for Health Care Delivery Science

The Institute for HealthCare Delivery Science is dedicated to improving the effectiveness, safety, and efficiency of patient care throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. While medical knowledge is increasing at an exponential rate, numerous studies have documented unexplained variations in practice and patient outcomes, with unacceptable rates of medical errors and inefficiencies in health care delivery nationwide.

At the Institute, we are establishing new and innovative ways to measure the value of health care delivery and subsequently use this information to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of patient care.

Medical knowledge is increasing at an exponential rate, which has reshaped the health care environment with dramatic diagnostic and therapeutic innovations. While these advances offer unprecedented opportunities to improve health and reduce suffering, they also disrupt traditional care processes and put stresses on the health care delivery system. To reduce the alarming rate of medical error, inefficiency, and inexplicable discrepancies in patient care and outcomes, we are creating dynamic health care delivery systems characterized by continuous learning and improvement. Our Institute explores all circumstances and potential underlying factors in order to meet these challenges head on.