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. Increasingly, however, health care leaders are being held accountable for both medical and financial outcomes. As a result, health care executives and providers must understand the determinants of organizational effectiveness—strategy, finance, operations, and leadership.
This leadership development program provides a transformational learning experience that goes far beyond the traditional debate over health care costs. In this global offering, you will examine the critical processes required to develop and implement a superior health care delivery system.
Taking place in Boston, a US hub for health care, this intensive three-week program, delivered over a nine-month period, incorporates an array of international, real-world case studies, classroom exercises, and action learning. You will build new skills in strategy, finance, operations, and leadership, while acquiring global perspectives and models for care delivery innovation.
The program equips you with knowledge, tools, and models structured around three main concepts—designing your organization from the ground up, managing performance, and improving and innovating over time.
This program is designed for 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.
Established in 2005, the HBS Health Care Initiative (HCI) serves as a gateway for health care research, educational programs, and collaboration. Priority is placed on applying the best principles of management, entrepreneurship, and innovation to help reshape this complex industry. The HCI engages with faculty, students, alumni, Executive Education participants, and many other parts of Harvard University. Through this powerful alliance of key stakeholders, 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 about related activities at Harvard Business School, please visit the Health Care Initiative 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-617-495-6126.
Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.
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