Who should attend
- Executive managers of healthcare providers
- Medical and clinical leaders
- Medical and life sciences professionals who hold leading roles in medical affairs, * R&D, HEMAR and marketing
- Healthcare payers
- Health insurance or sickness fund managers
- Patient organisation leaders
About the course
Organisations in today’s healthcare sector – whether they’re in patient care or biomedical technology, health insurance or policymaking – need a new type of leader. They’re facing a major challenge: adopting innovative technology and new ways of working in anenvironment with ever shrinking budgets. This programme is an initiative of the Health Sciences & Business Institute of KU Leuven and Vlerick Business School.
WHY THIS PROGRAMME?
What is the added value of following the ‘Leading Innovation in Healthcare’ programme.
- You’ll learn to embrace outcome-based thinking and how to anticipate and meet the needs of patients
- You’ll discover how to transform a siloed organisation into a networked health system
- Through discussion and debate with your peers, you’ll strengthen your decision-making, negotiation and implementation skills.
- This programme gives you the knowledge and tools you need to break down boundaries and prepare your organisation for the joined-up health sector of the future.
- You’ll join individuals from a wide variety of roles to discuss perspectives and analyse the challenges you share. You’ll debate opinions and approaches, and begin to explore what could happen in the healthcare future.
This programme is a partnership between the Health Sciences & Business Institute of KU Leuven and Vlerick Business School. It’s sponsored by EIT Health – that aims to stimulate and professionalise entrepreneurship in our life sciences and health innovation ecosystems.
The programme ‘Leading Innovation in Healthcare’ explores the impact new technology, digital transformation and organisational innovation can have in today’s healthcare sector. The programme consists of 3 modules:
Module 1: The challenges and complexities of patient-centric systems
We start discussing about the roles patients, families and caregivers can play in a patient-centric system. We look at how standardising protocols and methods could give us more consistent levels of treatment and cure. And we explore the roles different stakeholders play in personalised medicine.
You’ll gain a deep understanding of whole health systems, their funding processes and how they are organised form a patient’s perspective. You’ll also start to assess your own organisation and identify where it fits in the health services ecosystem.
Module 2: Using technology to lower costs and give patients value
Value-based healthcare is about giving patients the best quality care while lowering costs. In this second session, we discuss both the health and economic impact that new technology can have.
Care pathways are increasingly using advanced technology to improve their therapeutic, diagnostic and operational capacity, quality and speed. But cost-effectiveness isn’t the only reason to invest in technology. Robotics, 3D printing, m-health and advanced AI diagnosis can all vastly improve patient care and treatment outcomes. But before we can use data and evidence to improve healthcare for the future, we need to become far more willing to share information.
Module 3: Capturing value
To get the most value for their organisation, senior health leaders need to be able to negotiate. To create value for the patient it is important to span the whole of the health ecosystem, organisations from healthcare payers to medical providers need to collaborate – despite their competing interests.
Module 4: Strategising beyond the market
Companies think strategically about their positioning in the healthcare market, but they often neglect to do the same beyond the market. However, to improve performance, it’s important to integrate your market and non-market strategies. We will focus on identifying your organisation’s non-market issues and how to develop a non-market strategy.
- The challenges and complexities of patient-centric systems
- Using technology to lower costs and give patients value
- Capturing value
- Strategising beyond the market
Walter studies idea emergence, showing how inventions come about and transform into innovative business models in life science- and technology-based ecosystems.Walter studies idea emergence or how inventions come about and transform into innovations. During the last five years he coached the emer...
Katia Tieleman is Professor in Negotiation and Conflict Management at Vlerick Business School and a leading authority in the field of negotiations. She is affiliated with the Harvard Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. For her high impact interventions, Katia draws from her sophisticate...
Walter Sermeus is professor of healthcare management, Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy, University of Leuven KU Leuven, Belgium. He is Program Director of the Master in Health Care Policy & Management and the Frances Bloomberg International Distinguished Visiting Professor, University o...
Leonardo Meeus is Associate Professor of Energy Markets at Vlerick Business School in Brussels, Belgium. Before joining Vlerick, he worked in Ireland for an energy infrastructure project developer, and in Italy for the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute. Leonardo ...
Dirk is chairman of the department urology and department head of the Leuven Institute for health care policy. He is strategic coordinator of the Flemish hospital network and is a member of the board of UZ Leuven. He is co-director of the Health Sciences & Business Institute, a collaboration ...
Frank is Chief Medical Technology Officer at the University Hospitals Leuven, responsible for the diagnostic departments (Imaging and Laboratories), Pharmacy, IT and Innovation. He teaches Innovation and Change Management and coordinates the contacts with industrial partners with respect to new t...
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