Better Systems.
Better Health.
Better Lives.

Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

We create scalable systems-level solutions for better care now and for what’s next in health care. From checklists and conversation guides to fostering international collaborations and establishing global standards of measurement, our work has been accessed in more than 165 countries, touching hundreds of millions of lives.

About Us

Our Work

We design, test and spread scalable systems-level solutions that address gaps in the health care system. Our solutions improve health care processes, enhance purposeful interactions between patients and their providers, and impact populations at scale.

HOW WE WORK

Focus Areas

Clinicians use a page from the Operating Room Crisis Checklists during surgery.
SAFETY GAPS

Addressing gaps in safety using checklists, coaching, data and analytics

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Medical workers give a presentation on reproductive health to a group of young adults.
INTEGRATION GAPS

Building a stronger, more integrated health system that benefits populations around the globe

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A couple consulting with their doctor.
COMMUNICATION GAPS

Improving communication between patients and their providers

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Frontline Clinical Care & Public Health Experience

CHILDBIRTH, NEWBORN & INFANT HEALTH

Quality maternal and newborn care is a fundamental health care right.

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AMBULATORY & PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

Expertise in internal medicine, global primary health care policy and measurement.

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SURGERY

Expertise in surgery and surgical systems.

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SERIOUS ILLNESS & ELDER CARE

Expertise in palliative care, end of life, geriatrics and internal medicine.

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Our Impact

97.9
Million
patient lives touched in 2022
157
tools
developed and disseminated
151
Countries
have accessed our tools in 2022
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Highlights

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NPR: In Baltimore, nurses go door-to-door to bring primary care to the whole neighborhood

Dr. Asaf Bitton spoke with Tradeoffs via NPR on what lessons from Costa Rica’s national approach to primary care could help in the United States.

Jun 11 2024
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Six Hospital Sites Honored with TeamBirth Recognition for Excellence

TeamBirth is an evidence-based process that uses team huddles and a Shared Planning Tool to improve communication and teamwork during birth and beyond. It has been implemented in more than 130 hospitals around the US and in Sweden.  To be eligible for TeamBirth Recognition, sites must have an existing TeamBirth program, undergo TeamBirth huddle observations… Continue reading Six Hospital Sites Honored with TeamBirth Recognition for Excellence

May 16 2024
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Harvard Gazette: What if the hospital was at your house?

The Harvard Gazette covers recent research from our Home Hospital team.

Feb 29 2024