About CIDH

Founded in 2018, the Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH), part of the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute, leverages an expansive network of clinician and faculty advisors and subject matter experts throughout Mass General Brigham to support the acceleration of digital health solutions on behalf of industry partners. CIDH is a one-stop-shop for clinical innovation, research, and validation to streamline access to thought leadership, data insights, provider-patient journeys in the real world, and more. 

CIDH bridges science and medicine, industry knowledge, and patient-centered care to support partnerships between our external collaborators and the MGB innovation community in creating breakthroughs and new solutions that are scalable, accessible, and transformative in care delivery. 

As part of the world-renowned Mass General Brigham healthcare system, CIDH is built on a legacy of medical excellence and research-infused care:

  • Five academic medical centers, community and rural hospitals, a payer organization, a primary care network, specialty care facilities, and international affiliations 
  • $2.3B in annual sponsored research, including >4,400 clinical trials 
  • Fully integrated clinical data platform covering 10M lives with longitudinal data since the 1970s 

On behalf of its industry partners, CIDH expedites digital health innovationthrough each phase of the development lifecycle, leveraging the resources and expertiseof one of the largest hospital system-based research enterprises in the U.S. 

CIDH understands the complexities of developing digital solutions. With the deep experience and resources of Mass General Brigham’s leading research medical centers and Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals, our mission is to:   

  • Accelerate innovation and improve patient care delivery  
  • Close the gap between transformative entrepreneurs and startups, and provider end-users  
  • Achieve scalable, accessible solutions to address unmet clinical needs  
  • Advance digital health innovation to improve the physician-patient experience, reduce burnout, and improve clinical outcomes for patients  

Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare

Founded in 2018, CIDH serves as a catalyst to promote the entrepreneurial and research-minded digital health ecosystem at Massachusetts General Hospital. It provides operational and advisory support to internal innovators and outside industries seeking to collaborate on digital health initiatives.