About Us

Ariadne Labs focuses on the most critical moments in people’s lives: childbirth, surgery, and serious illness care. Our mission is to create scalable healthcare solutions that produce better care at the most critical moments in people’s lives, everywhere. These solutions or tools are simple, practical and designed to have global impact. Our vision is to ease suffering, optimize patient choice, and save lives, everywhere. Our programs and projects are at varying stages of development, from prototyping to wide-scale dissemination around the world.

We are named for Ariadne, the Greek goddess who showed Theseus the way out of the Minotaur’s maze with a simple thread. At Ariadne Labs, we provide simple threads to guide patients, doctors, and families through critical moments in their lives with compassionate, simple and practical solutions.

Ariadne Labs is a joint center between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T. H Chan School of Public Health. Our parent institutions are both non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organizations and Ariadne Labs does not exist as a separate legal entity.


Our mission is to create scalable health care solutions that deliver better care at the most critical moments in people’s lives, everywhere.

The Ariadne Labs Way

The work of Ariadne Labs is rooted in rigorous scientific methodology and best practices in industry for implementation. Each program and every project is built on a foundation of innovative use of informatics and measurement, implementation and improvement science, and professional program management. We call this the Ariadne Labs Way.

As we seek to transform how care is delivered around the world, we ensure that our programs can be effectively adapted and successfully implemented across thousands of health care facilities and diverse cultures. We continually evaluate and monitor outcomes to ensure that our programs are improving health systems, providing better patient care, and saving lives.