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Harvard Medical School

Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education

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Jun 9—14
6 days
Boston, MA, USA
USD 5900
USD 983 per day

Description

Forward progress in health care delivery is dependent on fundamental reform across the continuum of health care education, including graduate and post-graduate education, continuing professional development, and accreditation processes. Using a systems approach and design thinking processes, participants are equipped with the tools and knowledge to lead and manage change in their health care delivery system and educational environment. Design thinking examines what the target population needs and wants in a particular process or service. The design process creates the product with the users’ needs in mind.

In this course, participants and faculty collaborate to develop strategies and action plans for leading innovation within their own evolving health care delivery systems and institutions. Classic management studies and case studies of educational reform are used to conduct “deep dives” into the interlocking elements of change strategies. The goal is to develop an impactful leadership style to fulfill their institutions’ educational and health care delivery missions.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Anticipate the disruptive innovations likely to impact health care delivery and intertwined educational programs, including disruptive technologies.
  • Use design thinking and design processes to identify and meet needs of target populations.
  • Identify local relevance of international trends in health care education and resources as well as accreditation.
  • Assess an institution’s structure, processes, culture, and readiness for change.
  • Identify and develop leadership styles that foster systemic educational innovation.
  • Negotiate and build coalitions
  • Design strategic and operational plans
  • Obtain and allocate resources
  • Manage conflict and resistance to change

Course Description

Virtually all health care systems are struggling to contain costs while offering excellent quality health care to patients. Similarly, educational programs charged with training future health care providers are challenged with expanding numbers of students, efficiencies in teaching formats and increasing costs.

The program curriculum is designed to assist you in developing your own strategies for leading change within a rapidly evolving health care delivery system. Using classic management studies and case studies of education reform, you will analyze the interlocking elements of change strategies and develop guiding principles drawn from organizational research.

Teaching/learning formats include case studies with small and full group discussions, interactive presentations, and panel discussions. You will meet each day with others from similar institutions to develop action plans for change. The informal exchange of insights and experiences among international participants and faculty drawn from multiple professional disciplines is a vital part of the experience.

We are fortunate to once again offer this unique leadership course with Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen, internationally recognized for his teaching style and work on disruptive innovation, and best selling author of The Innovator's Prescription and Disrupting Class: How disruption will change the way the world learns. These books are becoming required readings in governments and Academic Health Centers around the world seeking to reform their health care systems and their education programs.

Attendance is limited due to the intensive teacher-learner interaction in a small group format.

Who should attend

Healthcare professionals engaged in the design and implementation of innovations for the advancement of healthcare delivery systems and education across the continuum.

Experts

Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School; and is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth. Professor Christensen holds a B.A. with highest honors in economics from Brigham Young University (1975), ...
Education and Professional Experience Dr. Armstrong has held positions at Harvard Medical School since 1984, including Director of Curriculum 1988 - 1992 and Director of Medical Education 1992 – 2001. She played a leadership role in designing, implementing and expanding Harvard's New Pathway c...
Dr. Nagler is involved in clinical as well as educational research. His clinical research interest aims at improving emergent advanced airway management in pediatrics. He is involved with studies comparing how new technologies such as videolaryngoscopy can improve success rates and decrease the r...

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