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

88.8
Million
patient lives touched in 2021
105
tools
developed and disseminated
132
Countries
have accessed our tools in 2021
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Highlights

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New York Times: The Aftermath of a Pandemic Requires as Much Focus as the Start

Dr. Atul Gawande pens an essay published in the New York Times on the aftermath of the pandemic and the need to reorient our health systems toward primary care.

Mar 17 2023
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HSPH: Building a Stronger CDC

Dr. Asaf Bitton answers three questions on the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security recently published report “Building the CDC the Country Needs.”

Mar 3 2023
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Ukrainian Save a Life Online Video Series Provides Lifesaving Resources to Those Affected by Ongoing Conflict

A partnership between Ariadne Labs, UNHCR-The UN Refugee Agency, ELEMENT Productions, International Medical Corps and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative launch new series of 26 online educational videos to empower all Ukrainians—the public, healthcare workers, medics, firefighters and law enforcement—with the critical skills to save lives.

Feb 24 2023