Our work at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) addresses the most pressing questions facing healthcare today. By developing, sharing, and implementing essential evidence and critical insights, we are innovating and shaping healthcare policy and practice.
Examine our nation’s healthcare system, and you’ll find no shortage of acute challenges: Persistent safety issues with deadly consequences for patients. Uneven and inequitable access to life-changing and lifesaving health services, obstructed by barriers such as cost, coverage, and unequal community resources. Swelling costs that burden patients, families, and providers, demand tough and sometimes excruciating choices, and jeopardize our nation’s economic wellbeing. Failures to provide the very young with the healthy starts they need to thrive throughout their lives, and failures to maintain quality of life throughout seniors’ later years.
At IHPI, we see these challenges as opportunities for innovation.
We view our mission to improve the safety, quality, cost, and accessibility of healthcare as both our inspiration, and our obligation. Each day, this pursuit fuels the unprecedented creativity, imagination, and vision of our collaborative community of researchers and scholars at the University of Michigan.
This publication provides powerful examples of the many ways that IHPI members are advancing our understanding of healthcare and making a difference in improving the health of individuals and communities across our nation and around the world. IHPI invites you to join us in this pursuit at this pivotal moment in healthcare.