While delivering patient care has always been a primary goal of health care organizations, financial outcomes have long been the metric by which success is measured. In this program, you'll explore ways to boost both medical and economic outcomes by improving coordination of services and enhancing the value of patient care. You'll also learn how to build the leadership competencies required to drive change, manage people, provide optimal care, and deliver results across your organization.

What You Can Expect

Taking place in Boston, the U.S. hub for health care, this intensive three-week program is delivered over a nine-month period and incorporates an array of international, real-world case studies, and classroom exercises. While acquiring global perspectives and business models for health care delivery innovation, you'll build new skills in strategy, finance, operations, and leadership.

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Taking place in Boston, the U.S. hub for health care, this intensive three-week program is delivered over a nine-month period and incorporates an array of international, real-world case studies, and classroom exercises. While acquiring global perspectives and business models for health care delivery innovation, you'll build new skills in strategy, finance, operations, and leadership.

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Your Course of Study

This leadership development program explores three main concepts: designing your organization from the ground up, managing performance, and improving and innovating over time. Throughout the program, you'll have the opportunity to apply these new concepts in a variety of technology-enhanced activities that are directly relevant to you and your organization.

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This leadership development program explores three main concepts: designing your organization from the ground up, managing performance, and improving and innovating over time. Throughout the program, you'll have the opportunity to apply these new concepts in a variety of technology-enhanced activities that are directly relevant to you and your organization.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This Executive Education program is designed for both clinical and nonclinical executives of large established health care delivery organizations. To foster teamwork and maximize the learning impact, teams of individuals from the same organization are encouraged to apply.

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This Executive Education program is designed for both clinical and nonclinical executives of large established health care delivery organizations. To foster teamwork and maximize the learning impact, teams of individuals from the same organization are encouraged to apply.

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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.

A limited number of needs-based partial scholarships are available to be applied toward program tuition. After applying and being accepted to the program, participants may send a brief statement of need for review by the Financial Aid Committee. For more information, please contact the HBS Health Care Initiative at healthcare_initiative@hbs.edu or +1-617-495-6126.

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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.

A limited number of needs-based partial scholarships are available to be applied toward program tuition. After applying and being accepted to the program, participants may send a brief statement of need for review by the Financial Aid Committee. For more information, please contact the HBS Health Care Initiative at healthcare_initiative@hbs.edu or +1-617-495-6126.

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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 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 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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