New Department of Health System Design and Global Health at ISMMS
Friday, June 10, 2016
Posted by: Julie Briggs
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched its new Department of Health System Design and Global Health, making ISMMS the first in the nation to leverage the strengths of a major U.S. health care system to learn from, and contribute to, global health systems.
Prabhjot Singh, MD, PhD, Director of the Arnhold Global Health Institute at ISMMS, will also serve as the Department’s inaugural Chair. The Department and The Arnhold Institute will work closely together.
“For too long, there have been barriers between U.S. healthcare workers and the world around us," Dr. Singh said. "We face common challenges of delivering low-cost, high-quality health care at scale, addressing structural inequities, and finding sustainable ways to participate in the work of building healthy places. Our new Department, in conjunction with The Arnhold Institute for Global Health, will focus on training practitioners, designing new methods and developing solutions that collapse this barrier. The groundswell of interest from across the Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine signals a promising future."
Goals of the new Department include pursuing health system design and transformation strategies for the Mount Sinai Health System and health systems worldwide, designing “next generation” care models, prototyping cost-effective business models to accelerate them, and pioneering data-driven methods and user-centric technologies to scale them. Emphasis will also be placed on recruiting faculty with diverse interests and expertise in economic and policy analysis, operations research, data science, interaction design, and other relevant fields, as well as unifying faculty across the Health System who are involved in, or wish to be involved in, health system design and development.
Read the full press release here.