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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?

NEHI is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization composed of stakeholders from all key health and health care sectors. Our mission is to advance innovations that increase quality and value in health care by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration that addresses adoption and policy challenges.

What do we do?

NEHI consults with our broad membership, and conducts independent, objective research and convenings, to accelerate these innovations and bring about changes within health care and in public policy.

How are we unique?

We offer a unique forum for our members to confer across sectors and collaborate on solutions to some of the toughest issues in health and health care. We move ideas into action within the policy realm and the private sector.

When were we founded?

Founded in 2002 as New England Healthcare Institute, in 2014 we became NEHI (Network for Excellence in Health Innovation).

We were founded by:

  • Henri TermeerCEO, Genzyme
  • Joe Martin, MD, PhDLefler Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Sam Thier, MDProfessor of Medicine and Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • Charlie BakerCEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Fred Telling, PhDformer VP of Corporate Policy and Strategic Management, Pfizer

How are we funded?

NEHI is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that is dependent upon gifts and grants from corporations, foundations, members and individuals to support its work. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of tax laws.

Who are our partners?

Foundations, corporations, associations, and individual donors. Even if membership is not appropriate for your organization at this time, we can work with you to find project areas of mutual interest where you will benefit from sponsoring an event or program.