Scientific discoveries, next-generation technology solutions, medical advances, payment reform, and new models have the potential to dramatically transform health care delivery. To help you stay at the forefront of innovation, this Executive Education program explores topics ranging from stem cell therapies and the obesity epidemic to accountable care organizations (ACOs) and technology-based care.

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The information below is based on the program offered in 2014, and does not reflect potential changes to faculty and course content for the 2015 course.

What You Can Expect

In today's complex health care system, health care leaders are challenged to implement new ideas and solutions that offer better outcomes at lower costs. In this program, you will examine innovative technologies and business models that have the potential to deliver greater value across health care sectors. Together with world-renowned Harvard University faculty and an accomplished group of peers, you will explore the timely issues affecting the health care industry.

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In today's complex health care system, health care leaders are challenged to implement new ideas and solutions that offer better outcomes at lower costs. In this program, you will examine innovative technologies and business models that have the potential to deliver greater value across health care sectors. Together with world-renowned Harvard University faculty and an accomplished group of peers, you will explore the timely issues affecting the health care industry.

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Your Course of Study

The program curriculum surveys the latest technological, scientific, organizational, and financial innovations in health care through dynamic lectures, real-world case studies, and conversations with peers. This new HBS offering focuses on four key areas: regulatory and finance reform, innovative technology, consumer behavior, and service innovation.

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The program curriculum surveys the latest technological, scientific, organizational, and financial innovations in health care through dynamic lectures, real-world case studies, and conversations with peers. This new HBS offering focuses on four key areas: regulatory and finance reform, innovative technology, consumer behavior, and service innovation.

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Who Is Right for the Program

Emerging Issues in Health Care is designed for experienced individuals in clinical or nonclinical roles from all sectors of the health care industry. Past participants have worked for medical systems, community and regional hospitals, academic medical centers, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), managed care organizations (MCOs), and insurance companies, as well as medical technology and equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical and biotech firms, and medical device companies.

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Emerging Issues in Health Care is designed for experienced individuals in clinical or nonclinical roles from all sectors of the health care industry. Past participants have worked for medical systems, community and regional hospitals, academic medical centers, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), managed care organizations (MCOs), and insurance companies, as well as medical technology and equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical and biotech firms, and medical device companies.

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About the HBS Health Care Initiative

Established in 2005, the HBS Health Care Initiative (HCI) serves as a gateway for health care research, educational programs, and collaboration. To help reshape this complex industry, HCI focuses on the best principles of management, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Through a powerful alliance of key stakeholders—including faculty, students, alumni, and Executive Education participants—HBS aims to educate leaders who will make an immediate and lasting impact by developing business models that offer the hope of improved outcomes, reduced costs, and enhanced services. For more information, visit the HCI website.

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Established in 2005, the HBS Health Care Initiative (HCI) serves as a gateway for health care research, educational programs, and collaboration. To help reshape this complex industry, HCI focuses on the best principles of management, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Through a powerful alliance of key stakeholders—including faculty, students, alumni, and Executive Education participants—HBS aims to educate leaders who will make an immediate and lasting impact by developing business models that offer the hope of improved outcomes, reduced costs, and enhanced services. For more information, visit the HCI website.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Faculty Chair
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; member of the Health Care Initiative; faculty chair of "Managing Health Care Delivery" and "Emerging Issues in Health Care" and faculty cochair of "Leading High-Performance Health Care Organizations." Read Full Bio

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

Richard M.J. Bohmer

Faculty Chair
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; member of the Health Care Initiative; faculty chair of "Managing Health Care Delivery" and "Emerging Issues in Health Care" and faculty cochair of "Leading High-Performance Health Care Organizations."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

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