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Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science

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

  • better health for the people of the communities we serve
  • better value of healthcare services
  • elimination of health disparities.

Using Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Science to Transform Healthcare

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 in partnership with local, regional and national stakeholders, using state of the art methods in comparative effectiveness research and implementation science.

New Name, Broader Mission

Formerly Baystate Medical Center's Center for Quality of Care Research, the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science 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.

Our new name reflects the Institute’s broader mission to generate and apply new knowledge to transform health care delivery and population health in support of Baystate Health’s strategic goals.

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