About the Health Decision Sciences Center


Right treatment for the right patient at the right time, every time.


The mission of the Health Decision Sciences Center is to create conversations and systems of care that value the expertise of patients, families, and clinicians, and incorporate the best available clinical evidence. We promote informed decisions to achieve outcomes that matter most to our patients.

Four Guiding Goals

1. To provide support and resources for patients, clinicians, and staff to promote good communication about personal goals, medical tests and treatments.

2. To advance the field of decision sciences through rigorous research and practical knowledge on implementation methods, decision support tools and decision quality measurement.

3. To maintain and grow a collaborative, innovative, and sustainable Center.

4. To contribute to the Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Partners HealthCare in their mission to improve the quality of decisions for patients and the community.