Leading Digital Transformation in Health Care

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

June 27, 2024

Course Duration

DURATION

6 weeks, online
4-6 hours per week

Course Fee

PROGRAM FEE

US$2,900

Pave the Way for Digital Transformation in Health Care

Health care systems are complex and multifaceted. The global pandemic expedited many digital initiatives to better everyday life, but it also left many health systems in chaos and painfully aware of their digital shortcomings. As a result, the health care sector is ripe for digital disruption and there has been a drastic increase in the application scope of digital solutions in clinical decision support, telehealth, health care IT systems and more.

US$456.9 Billion

The projected value of the global digital health market by 2026

Source: Research And Markets Report

US$139.0 Billion

The projected revenue generated in the digital health market in 2022

Source: Statista

92%

of health care professionals and institutes achieved better performance from digital transformation

Source: Deloitte

The Leading Digital Transformation in Health Care program from Harvard Medical School will provide you with a global perspective on the opportunities and considerations around digital transformation in health care. This six-week journey is designed to accelerate your progress, imparting insights from global experts across industries that have already undergone a profound transformation. The goal is to prepare you to lead digital transformation efforts within your own organization. The focus is global, and the application is immediate.

Key Takeaways

  • Identify how digital and global forces are converging to shape the health care ecosystem.
  • Recognize the lessons learned from real-world digital health transformation experiences and pilots, and create your own action plan through the capstone project.
  • Identify the elements of effective change management as well as the critical success factors for implementing digital transformation within your organization.
  • Be prepared to apply best practices and program insights to day-to-day operations and longer-term strategic priorities.
  • Gain insights from your network of faculty and participants during this program, and join a global learning community.

Who is This Program For?

The Leading Digital Transformation in Health Care program is designed for a variety of professionals including:

  • Business leaders who are responsible for leading technology-enabled change initiatives either at their department level or organization wide
  • Clinical care leaders who are directly involved in patient care, measuring outcomes and asset utilization
  • Changemakers at provider organizations, insurance companies, medical device companies and supporting professional services (e.g., investing, finance, legal and consulting)
  • Chief information officers and chief digital officers who want to understand how to build a culture of innovation and experimentation
  • Those with responsibility for patient experience, purchasing, sales and product management

Participants in our programs have come from companies such as Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, GLS Health & Biotechnology, Pfizer, Google, B. Braun Medical, GlaxoSmithKline, Swiss Medical, Ashford Hospital, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, BeHealth, AstraZeneca and many more.

Learning Experience

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A truly global perspective

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Featured original case studies and cross-industry examples

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Fully online, cohort-based learning

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Featured guest speakers

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Live sessions

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Playbook assignments to help apply the learnings to your situation

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Networking with global peers

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Certificate of Completion from Harvard Medical School Executive Education

Program Format

This six-week online program provides you with the knowledge, tools and strategies to design and implement technology-enabled change initiatives within your system. It combines recorded faculty and guest speaker sessions with interactive discussions, live office hours and application exercises.

Program topics include:

  • A review of foundational technologies, such as artificial intelligence, telehealth, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • The digital transformation framework
  • Iterative innovation and experimentation
  • Governance of digital transformation and the realization of value from digital investments
  • Building success pilots: digital technologies for reducing physician burden
  • Change management and health technology
  • Leadership perspective in digital transformation

Featured Cases

Featured Cases

An initiative centered on standardization of care at a U.K.-based entity

Featured Cases

Digital transformation of a large German pharmaceutical organization

Featured Cases

The digital transformation process at an academic medical center in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Featured Cases

An initiative centered on Australian personal health records

Featured Cases

Digital health innovation at a large health care delivery facility in the United States

Curriculum

Module 1:

Transforming, Disrupting or Staying Competitive

Learn from other industries across multiple countries to identify the pitfalls and the best practices that lead to successful digital transformation initiatives.

Module 2:

Enabling Technologies

Explore the range of technologies that act as conduits for change, including the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), and how to assess the viability of each for your needs.

Module 3:

Transformation Management Skills and Practices—Fostering Change Management

In this module, you will examine real-world examples of digital transformation in different organizations with varying styles of governance and their approach to change management and transformation governance.

Module 4:

Transformation Management Skills and Practices—Establishing Digital Transformation and Innovation

Explore different approaches to iterative innovation and experimentation. Learn to make the case for your digital transformation, even in the face of uncertainty.

Module 5:

Transformation Management Skills and Practices—Creating a Digital Culture

The next step focuses on how to develop a culture of innovation while also ensuring that the intended value is realized.

Module 6:

Creating the Transformation Plan

The final stage in the examination of transformation management practices focuses on managing external factors and forming effective partnerships. The program concludes with you finalizing a digital transformation plan for your own organization.

Module 1:

Transforming, Disrupting or Staying Competitive

Learn from other industries across multiple countries to identify the pitfalls and the best practices that lead to successful digital transformation initiatives.

Module 4:

Transformation Management Skills and Practices—Establishing Digital Transformation and Innovation

Explore different approaches to iterative innovation and experimentation. Learn to make the case for your digital transformation, even in the face of uncertainty.

Module 2:

Enabling Technologies

Explore the range of technologies that act as conduits for change, including the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), and how to assess the viability of each for your needs.

Module 5:

Transformation Management Skills and Practices—Creating a Digital Culture

The next step focuses on how to develop a culture of innovation while also ensuring that the intended value is realized.

Module 3:

Transformation Management Skills and Practices—Fostering Change Management

In this module, you will examine real-world examples of digital transformation in different organizations with varying styles of governance and their approach to change management and transformation governance.

Module 6:

Creating the Transformation Plan

The final stage in the examination of transformation management practices focuses on managing external factors and forming effective partnerships. The program concludes with you finalizing a digital transformation plan for your own organization.

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Faculty

JOHN GLASER, PH.D. Executive-in-Residence, Harvard Medical School Executive Education

JOHN GLASER, Ph.D.

Executive-in-Residence, Harvard Medical School Executive Education

John is a former senior vice president of Population Health at Cerner Corporation. Previously, he was the chief executive officer of Siemens Health Services. Prior to Siemens, John was the chief information officer at Partners HealthCare... More info

Featured Guest Speakers

CHRIS STREATHER M.D.

Chris Streather

M.D.

Chris Streather, M.D., took up the role of the Royal Free London group chief medical director in January 2018 following his role as the chief executive of the Royal Free Hospital, which he started in June 2017. Prior to joining the trust, he was the chief medical officer of HCA International, a private health care organization.

JANE FOGG M.D., M.P.H.

Jane Fogg

M.D., M.P.H.

Jane Fogg, M.D., M.P.H. is the executive chair of Internal Medicine and Family Medicine, Atrius Health and a lecturer on population health at the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School. She is responsible for the care delivery and outcomes of a practice with over 300 adult providers in over 21 locations across Eastern Massachusetts. She leads a team focused on primary care redesign for reliable systems that are team-based, are patient-centered and return joy to the practice of medicine.

TED JAMES M.D., M.H.C.M., F.A.C.S.

Ted James

M.D., M.H.C.M., F.A.C.S.

Ted James, M.D., M.H.C.M., F.A.C.S. is a chief medical director and an academic surgeon at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center and an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is actively engaged in leading transformation in health care. He is recognized for his accomplishments in quality improvement and speaks nationally on enhancing health care delivery.

BERTIE ODENDAAL MBA

Bertie Odendaal

MBA

Bertie Odendaal, MBA, is the head of Transformation Global Therapeutic Areas at Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH. He has held several senior and executive leadership roles, including country and global marketing, where he successfully led global launches of blockbuster brands in both primary and specialty care.

DAVID TING M.D.

David Ting

M.D.

David Ting, M.D. is the chief medical information officer (CMIO) of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) and the co-director of the MGH Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH). In his role as CMIO, Dr. Ting has liaised among MGPO’s nearly 3,000 faculty physicians, 250 ambulatory practices, hospital and HIT leadership and enterprise management teams.

DANIEL RIZZATO LEDE M.D.

Daniel Rizzato Lede

M.D.

Daniel Rizzato Lede, M.D. is a medical doctor specialized in health informatics and internal medicine. He is in charge of the public health informatics section at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, a leading health care and academic institution in Argentina.

MONICA TRUJILLO M.D., M.P.H.

Monica Trujillo

M.D., M.P.H.

Monica Trujillo, M.D., M.P.H. is Telstra Health’s chief health officer, a role that focuses on bringing digital capabilities together to support customers to solve complex problems in health and aged care sectors across Australia and the wider international markets.

MS. SARA VAEZY M.H.A., M.P.H.

Sara Vaezy

M.H.A., M.P.H.

Sara Vaezy, M.H.A., M.P.H. is the chief digital officer for Providence, where she is responsible for digital strategy, product innovation, marketing, digital experience and commercialization for the integrated delivery network (IDN), which includes 52 hospitals and 1,085 clinics and serves over five million unique patients.

MS. HUGUETTE DIAKABANA B.S.

Huguette Diakabana

B.S.

Huguette Diakabana, B.S. is an experienced system-level change agent with a demonstrated history of working with international organizations and governments. She is passionate about fostering collaboration and expanding access to valuable and impactful knowledge to help achieve meaningful progress in sub-Saharan Africa.

Certificate

Certificate

Upon completion of this program, you will receive a digital certificate from Harvard Medical School Executive Education.

FAQs

  • How much time is required each week?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.


    How will my time be spent?

    We have designed this program to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:



    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific program schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The program is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please email us if you need further clarification on program activities.


    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 300,000 learners across 200 countries have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner the cost of which is already included in the overall course fee of the course.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.


    How do I interact with other program participants?

    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please email us if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.


    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile.
    The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.


    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.


    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for 12 months following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this program?

    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.


    Do I need to be online to access the program content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access program content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the program without missing any of the core program material or learnings.


    What is the program fee, and what forms of payment do you accept?

    The program fee is noted at the top of this program web page and usually referenced in the program brochure as well.

    • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this program web page next to FEE).
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    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in the program currency via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your program advisor, or email us for details.


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    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?

    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the program fee in installments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.


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    Are there any restrictions on the types of funding that can be used to pay for the program?

    Program fees for Emeritus programs with Harvard Medical School may not be paid for with (a) funds from the GI Bill, the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Act of 2008, or similar types of military education funding benefits or (b) Title IV financial aid funds.

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