Center for Outcomes & Policy Research

The Center for Outcomes and Policy Research (COPR) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute aims to enhance the experiences and outcomes of patients through rigorous research on health outcomes and policy. Investigators assess the clinical efficacy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent and treat cancer.

Decision Systems Group

The Decision Systems Group (DSG) at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducts research in computer-based decision support, information retrieval, clinical information systems, image-based reasoning, bioinformatics, and machine learning applications, including the development of algorithms, software environments, and computer-based tools.

Health Decision Sciences Center

The Health Decision Sciences Center (HDSC) at the Massachusetts General Hospital is committed to improving the quality of decisions made by patients and health care providers. Research focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating decision aids and decision quality measures to support shared decision-making in medical encounters.

Institute for Technology Assessment

The Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA) at the Massachusetts General Hospital conducts research to guide the development, evaluation and utilization of technologies that improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of medical care. Areas of focus include decision analysis, economic evaluation, and health-related quality of life.