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Inside the Health Care Ecosystem: Strategic Insights for Business Leaders

Core Program:  May 21 – 24, 2019

Program Fee: $8,900

Core Program with Clinical Immersion:* May 20 – 24, 2019

Program Fee with Clinical Immersion: $12,900

*The “Clinical Immersion” component of the program will take place on May 20. It will feature a clinical immersion at a world-leading Harvard teaching hospital. Due to the lead time necessary to process clearances, the deadline to apply for the immersion is February 1. 

Location: Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

  • Program Objectives

    Business and science leaders operate at a complex intersection of forces that are shaping the current and future landscape of health care.

    “Inside the Health Care Ecosystem: Strategic Insights for Business Leaders” is a new program that provides business and science leaders with insights into the science and practice of medicine. Through it, participants will be exposed to real-world workflows and health care delivery in action, as well as the firsthand perspectives of patients and providers.

    Led by Harvard Medical School faculty who are leaders and innovators in their field, the program will delve deeply into the current and future health care ecosystem, in the context of the business of health care. Participants will complete the program prepared to bring new insights to their day-to-day work and longer-term strategic priorities. Ultimately, the program will help you achieve broader adoption for the products and services your organization creates.

    This unique learning experience offers participants access to the front-lines of medicine. A clinical immersion experience offers the opportunity to experience health care delivery in action.

  • Curriculum

    Inside the Health Care Ecosystem is an intensive, experiential and interactive week-long learning experience. Participants learn from leading HMS faculty experts while they interact and network with a cohort of professional peers. Classroom sessions are augmented by pre-work and group discussions. The optional clinical immersion offers an exclusive opportunity to experience health care in action.

    Sample subject areas include: 

    Patient Perspectives:

    • Experiences of patients and caregivers
    • How patient experiences reveal unmet clinical needs and inspire avenues for research discovery
    • How patients decide where to seek care 

    Physician Perspectives:

    • The culture of medicine and the patient-doctor interaction
    • How doctors think
    • Real-world workflows and time pressures 
    • Unmet clinical needs
    • Changing makeup of care teams and care coordination

    Digital Health and Analytics:

    • New applications of non-traditional data for real-world evidence
    • Digital health tools for collection of patient-reported outcomes and patient-generated data
    • Applications of machine learning in health care
    •  Increasing access and sharing of health care data via FHIR standards, APIs and apps

    Health Care Economics:

    • Drivers of health care spending increases
    • Emerging paradigms in benefit re-design
    • Consumer engagement and transparency
    • New approaches to drug pricing

    New Trends in Care Delivery:

    • Rethinking where brick and mortar care occurs 
    • Telemedicine approaches that shift care in time and place
    • Perspectives from health care in different contexts, from academic medical centers, to community, to underserved populations
    • Genetics and precision medicine in clinical practice

    Hospital Management: Business of Care:

    • The business and strategy of health care: perspectives from the front lines of leadership
    • Pain points and threats to traditional care delivery models
    • Population health management to maximize value
    • Administrative burden and physician burnout
  • Clinical Immersion

    Gain exclusive exposure to real-world workflows and health care delivery in action through Inside the Health Care Ecosystem’s opt-in immersion experience. This component of the program brings participants into world-leading Harvard teaching hospitals for firsthand observation and access. Due to the lead time necessary to process clearances, the deadline to apply for the clinical immersion experience is February 1, 2019 (additional application and screen process required).

  • Who is Right for this Program?

    Inside the Health Care Ecosystem is designed for health care business and science leaders, as well as leaders who are transitioning into the health care field. The program is appropriate for professionals who seek the latest perspectives into this dynamic and complex industry.

    Professionals from the following industry segments will benefit from this program:

    • Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
    • Health IT and digital health
    • Non-clinical leaders of health systems 
    • Health insurance and other payers
    • Professional service firms whose work impacts health care including investing, legal and consulting
  • Program Fee

    Core Program
    May 21 – 24, 2018
    Program Fee: $8,900

    Core Program with Clinical Immersion*
    May 20 – 24, 2018 
    Program Fee: $12,500

    *The “Clinical Immersion” component of the program will take place on May 20. It will feature a clinical immersion at a world-leading Harvard teaching hospital. Due to the lead time necessary to process clearances, the deadline to apply for the immersion experience is February 1. 

  • Download the Brochure

The program is led by Harvard Medical School faculty who are leaders and distinguished innovators in their fields. Through their research and clinical practice, they possess broad expertise and cutting-edge knowledge. Program faculty members include:

International Healthcare Innovation Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Hospitalist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center