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Institute for Healthcare Delivery & Population Science (IHDPS)

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The overarching goals of the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science (IHDPS) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School–Baystate are to achieve:

  • Better health for the people of the communities we serve
  • Better value of healthcare services
  • Elimination of health disparities

Transforming Health Care

Using state of the art methods in comparative effectiveness research and implementation science, Institute faculty develop, implement and evaluate innovative strategies to:

  • Transform the delivery of healthcare services
  • Translate evidence into routine practice
  • Generate new knowledge about what works, when, and under what circumstances

We accomplish this by conducting health services research projects in partnership with our local, regional and national stakeholders.

New Name, Broader Mission

Our new name—Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science—reflects our broader mission to generate and apply new knowledge to transform health care delivery and population health in support of Baystate Health’s strategic goals.

Formerly Baystate Medical Center's Center for Quality of Care Research, the Institute was created in 2016 when the University of Massachusetts Medical School partnered with Baystate Health to found their first regional campus—UMMS-Baystate in Springfield, MA.

IHDPS is s a collaboration between Baystate Health, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health.