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"UMass 2020" - The Joint Strategic Plan

Please familiarize yourself with "UMass 2020," the UMMS/UMMHC Academic Health Sciences Center Joint Strategic Plan (2014-2020).  Pause to consider your role in supporting the four strategic goals (and four strategy enabling goals) that serve as the foundation of this plan provide our combined academic health sciences center with a clear strategic direction for the years ahead.

Strategic Goals

As a highly innovative, interprofessional community of students and educators, we will build a health care delivery and biomedical research workforce that makes a lasting impact on human health. 

Research – Basic
Continuing to be a leader in Massachusetts’ life science research, we will enhance the basic science enterprise and drive intellectual excitement, potential new therapies and long-term sustainability through the engine of discovery, with special focus on areas of existing world-class strength.

Research -Translational
We will create a transformative research ecosystem that enables rapid development of products for clinical use, collaboration with the Clinical System as a laboratory for clinical and translational research, and partnerships with the community to drive improvements in individual and population health.

Health Care Delivery
We will become the best academic health system in New England based on measures of patient safety, quality, cost, patient satisfaction, innovation, education and caregiver engagement.

Strategic Goals

Strategy Enabling Goals

Information Technology
We will establish an information technology environment that enables the best care and patient experience, educates the finest caregivers and scientists and accelerates future therapies.

We will attract, inspire and cultivate outstanding talent in science, medicine and healthcare to become one of the nation’s most distinguished academic health sciences centers.

We will provide a high value ecosystem that maximizes opportunities and optimizes outcomes for our patients who seek prevention, treatments and cures for cancer, our trainees who seek to become experts in all aspects of cancer and our researchers who seek new knowledge for the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.

Services Integration
We will transform shared service operations to better serve and support mission based activities through alignment of purpose and integration of effort.

To learn more about the Joint Strategic Plan, click here.