The Open Health Systems Laboratory (OHSL) is a public benefit corporation that builds, supports and manages project teams to improve research and diagnosis outcomes. We have technical expertise in utilizing the latest developments in information technology, namely informatics, communication, natural language processing, and data collection and mining to bring solutions to our clients.

Our knowledge of the U.S. federal research grants and contracts process, and our extensive global network and access to top researchers throughout the world has helped deliver better access to health care services and has improved research outcomes to our customers.

We are:

  • attuned to international health systems trends in policy and technology;
  • encourages and incubates ideas for innovative problem solving in the area of life sciences research through collaborations; and
  • installs mechanisms for funding, program management, evaluation, execution, and entrepreneurship in the field of life sciences.

OHSL was originally created as a program of the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) in 2008, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping build capacity for cancer research and treatment. OHSL later incorporated as an independent non-profit organization in 2011, and re-incorporated in 2017 as a public benefit corporation (B-Corp).

OHSL is located at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, Maryland. As a co-located partner we continue to build strong collaborations with other organizations on the JHU Montgomery County campus, particularly the National Cancer Institute next door.

OHSL is built upon the work of its founders with other leading research, education, and development institutions like Duke University, California State University, Moffitt Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Indiana University, Boston University, Stanford University, National Cancer Institute, Institute of Medicine, International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, Public Health Foundation of India, Einstein School of Medicine/Yeshiva University, University of Maryland, Pune University, University of Calcutta, World Bank, and World Health Organization. Click here to view a full list of our partners.

Download:  An Introduction to OHSL – Sept 2017

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