The people and institutions of Partners HealthCare share a common commitment to innovation and the belief that collaboration can lead to new insights and treatments.  Our work in innovation and discovery is among our greatest strengths as an integrated health care system.

Breakthroughs in our understanding of an individual's unique molecular characteristics hold the promise of customized health care. Experts at the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine are among the researchers involved in this genetic revolution.

At Partners, we believe the growth in the adoption of electronic medical records and the ability to analyze clinical data offers an exciting new approach to detecting and preventing unintended adverse events from drug therapies.


The Partners Translational Medicine Center is addressing important barriers to the creation of new drug therapies and is working to accelerate new drug development through research innovations and process improvements.


Advancing Health Care: Research Ethics

Partners HealthCare is home to thousands of research studies each year. Pearl O'Rourke, Director of Human Research Affairs at Partners HealthCare, explains how the Partners Ethics Review Committee works to ensure that the research community understands the importance of carrying out research in an ethical manner and respects current regulations.

Quality and Safety at Partners

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