Driving Health Care Strategy: Insights from Inside the Ecosystem
Core Program: September 16-18, 2020
Optional Clinical Immersion: September 15, 2020
Location: Harvard Medical School | Boston, MA
Program Fee: $4,900
Health care is being dramatically transformed by several converging forces. These include the accelerating growth of machine learning, genomics and precision medicine, digital technologies, changes in reimbursement and a renewed focus on the patient at the center of care. Regardless of your role or the specific focus of your organization, these forces will shape the challenges and opportunities for industry stakeholders across all health care sectors.
Business and science leaders must operate at the complex intersection of these disruptions and possess a comprehensive understanding of the health care ecosystem. This is critical for their innovations to succeed and meet important unmet needs of patients, providers or payers.
Driving Health Care Strategy: Insights from Inside the Ecosystem is a three-day Harvard Medical School executive education program designed to provide a 360 degree immersion into the forces shaping health care. Whether you are a seasoned health care executive, or a business leader looking to move into health care, this program will prepare you to launch or advance initiatives that create new value in health care.
Stanley Y. Shaw, MD, PhD
Associate Dean of Executive Education
Harvard Medical School
Stanley Y. Shaw, MD, PhD is the Associate Dean for Executive Education at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Chief Scientific Officer for One Brave Idea (at Brigham and Women’s Hospital), an initiative funded by the American Heart Association, Verily and Astra Zeneca to understand and treat the earliest changes in coronary heart disease. Dr. Shaw's research seeks to understand how digital health, bioinformatics, the gut microbiome and patient-reported data can be leveraged to better assess health and disease. Previously, he co-founded the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, and his team led the development of one of the first ResearchKit iPhone apps in partnership with Apple. Dr. Shaw received his AB in Chemistry & Physics from Harvard College, and his MD and PhD (in Biophysics) from Harvard. He completed his clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Ted A. James, MD, MHCM, FACS
Medical Director Linsey BreastCare Center, Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology and Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Ted A. James, MD, MHCM, FACS is the Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology, Co-Director of the BreastCare Center, and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, USA. He is also Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has held a number of leadership roles in local and national organizations aimed at improving quality in health care. Dr. James serves as faculty for professional and executive leadership development programs at Harvard Medical School, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Association of American Medical Colleges. He enjoys sharing his experience and partnering with other health care professionals to develop practical solutions to modern health care challenges.
By the end of this program, participants from any business sector (in, adjacent to, or impacting health care) will gain insights into the science and practice of medicine, and will be able to:
Describe real-world workflows within health care, with particular emphasis on the perspectives of the patient and provider.
Identify challenges faced by all types of stakeholders within these workflows in order to determine solutions and strategies to shared problems and inefficiencies.
Explain the complex, converging forces shaping the current and future health care ecosystem in the context of the business of health care.
Apply new insights and program learnings to day-to-day work, as well as longer-term strategic priorities, to achieve broader adoption for the products and services their organization creates.
Who is Right for this Program?
Driving Health Care Strategy 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
Health insurance and other payers
Professional service firms whose work impacts health care including investing and venture capital, legal and consulting
Non-clinical leaders of health systems
Driving Health Care Strategy is an intensive, experiential and interactive 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.