Mount Sinai's new dept has its eye on changing global health
- This week, Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine launched its new Department of Health System Design and Global Health.
- Goals of the department include designing next-generation care models, cost-effective business models and user-centric technologies.
- It will collaborate with Icahn’s various institutes, departments and hospitals, as well as the broader Mt. Sinai health system.
There will be an emphasis on practitioner training and recruiting faculty with diverse interests and expertise, the school noted.
“For too long, there have been barriers between U.S. healthcare workers and the world around us,” Prabhjot Singh, the inaugural chair, said in a press release. ”We face common challenges of delivering low-cost, high-quality healthcare at scale, addressing structural inequities, and finding sustainable ways to participate in the work of building healthy places.”
Singh currently heads Icahn’s Arnhold Institute for Global Health and will continue to lead that group as well as guide the new department.
The Mt. Sinai system includes about 7,000 primary and specialty care doctors, 23 joint venture ambulatory surgery centers more than 140 ambulatory practices and 31 affiliated community health centers.