Digital Health Initiative (DHI)

A collaborative effort between the Hariri Institute for Computing and the Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy (IHSIP), the DHI supports research that leverages technologies and methodologies from computing and data sciences to tackle a range of applications related to healthcare systems, from medical informatics to healthcare delivery and administration. The DHI endeavors to identify and seed‐fund innovative research projects at the nexus of technologies, methodologies, and applications that hold great promise for improving the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of healthcare, with significant benefits to the economy and society.


The BU Digital Health Initiative is guided by Jonathan Woodson, Director of the Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy, as well as Azer Bestavros Founding Director of the Hariri Institute for Computing.

The Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy

The Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy develops solutions to address the critical challenges of health and healthcare, both in the United States and globally.  Its goal is to transform healthcare through integration and innovation across science and technology, system design and management, leadership, and policy development. The Institute is committed to research and education to support the development and deployment of capabilities to produce effective and efficient healthcare delivery, optimal health outcomes, and better population health. It uses analytic tools and evidence-based study to improve the value creation across all elements of the healthcare system.


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