Health care organizations worldwide are under increased pressure to deliver greater value and increased efficiency while guaranteeing ever-higher quality of care. At the same time, patients' needs are becoming more complex, advances in technology are enabling and forcing delivery model reform, expectations of service excellence are increasing, and payers are continuing to demand greater cost control.

Health policy changes in many countries have created pressures that have heightened the need for a new kind of leader—one who can deliver effective and compassionate care in a cost-efficient and integrated manner. This program examines the challenges of managing a health care delivery organization in the face of increased expectations and constrained resources.

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 case studies and relevant 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 case studies and relevant 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

The key objectives of the program include:

  • Responding to new market forces, payment methods, and consumer expectations
  • Evaluating and creating dynamic and flexible strategies for health care delivery
  • Understanding the management tools and techniques used to design and manage successful organizations
  • Analyzing what leadership is and what successful leaders do
  • Stimulating and capturing future innovation and applying the lessons learned

This leadership development program explores three main concepts: designing your organization from the ground up, managing performance, and improving and innovating over time. Throughout this 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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The key objectives of the program include:

  • Responding to new market forces, payment methods, and consumer expectations
  • Evaluating and creating dynamic and flexible strategies for health care delivery
  • Understanding the management tools and techniques used to design and manage successful organizations
  • Analyzing what leadership is and what successful leaders do
  • Stimulating and capturing future innovation and applying the lessons learned

This leadership development program explores three main concepts: designing your organization from the ground up, managing performance, and improving and innovating over time. Throughout this 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 Maria Regan, Portfolio Director, at mregan@hbs.edu or 1-617-384-5518.

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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 Maria Regan, Portfolio Director, at mregan@hbs.edu or 1-617-384-5518.

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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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