Better Systems.
Better Health.
Better Lives.

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

We create scalable systems 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

With a mission to save lives and reduce suffering for people everywhere, we are creating scalable systems solutions that equitably improve health care.

HOW WE WORK

Focus Areas

We design, test and spread scalable systems 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.

Communication Gaps

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Integration Gaps

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Safety Gaps

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Frontline Clinical Care Experience

For life’s most critical moments and the stages in between, we are transforming health care through our frontline clinical care experience.

Private: Primary Health Care
Serious Illness & Eldercare

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Surgery

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Maternal & Child Healthcare

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Our Impact

A single principle guides our work: our innovations must work in the real world of health care. That means they must equitably improve care for patients everywhere. From developing 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.

65.2
MILLION
patients lives touched in 2020
7.8
MILLION
people reached by COVID resources in 2020
165
COUNTRIES
have accessed our tools
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Highlights

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Ariadne Labs Announces Launch of Aria, a Virtual Implementation Support Platform and Learning Community 

Free online platform provides tools, resources, and community to support successful health care implementation projects, improving quality of care for patients  November 17, 2020 – Ariadne Labs today announced the launch of Aria, a virtual implementation support platform and learning community developed to improve the quality of care for patients at all stages of the… Continue reading Ariadne Labs Announces Launch of Aria, a Virtual Implementation Support Platform and Learning Community 

Nov 17 2020
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Ariadne Labs Founder Dr. Atul Gawande Named to Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

The surgeon, professor, health care leader, and best-selling author joins leading public health and scientific experts to advise the Biden-Harris Transition on the country’s COVID-19 response  BOSTON, MA, November 9, 2020 — Dr. Atul Gawande—founder and chair of Ariadne Labs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeon, Harvard professor, and best-selling author—was named today as a member… Continue reading Ariadne Labs Founder Dr. Atul Gawande Named to Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

Nov 9 2020
Dr. Joshua Lakin uses the serious illness conversation guide to discuss a patient's goals and values
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Study Shows Additional Benefit of Serious Illness Care Program: Decreased Health Care Costs

Ariadne Labs’ Serious Illness Care Program and its key component, the Serious Illness Conversation Guide, have been shown to decrease emotional distress, depression, and uncertainty about treatment options in patients facing a life-threatening illness. Studies have also shown that implementation of the program leads to more, better, and earlier conversations, and more easily locatable documentation… Continue reading Study Shows Additional Benefit of Serious Illness Care Program: Decreased Health Care Costs

Sep 28 2020