Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education

(Offered Annually)
In person - Boston, Massachusetts


Next Course:
June 4-9, 2023

Application Deadline: March 3, 2023

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The faculty of the Harvard Macy Institute are keenly aware of the innovations in teaching and health care currently being implemented around the world and are pleased to offer our Program for Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education as an in-person course for 2023. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated novel approaches to health care delivery and education, including implementation of a wide range of innovations.  Sustaining these innovations and harnessing the willingness to address challenges differently will be a challenge as we move forward. Our course will be highly interactive, introducing relevant theory as well practical strategies for leaders in health care and education.  We will utilize both large and small group discussion management strategies to enhance the learning environment consistent with the Harvard Macy teaching culture. 
The challenges we faced during this global pandemic have promoted rapid innovation. Fortunately, there have been some ‘silver linings’ in these new processes. The challenge for all of us now, of course, is to build the structures and culture in our organizations to hold onto these innovations, and to keep building on them. The application of the most effective theories of change, as well as the construction of a shared language to promote on-going innovation are precisely the skills that the Harvard Macy Institute will help you acquire in this program. 

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

  • Recognize the impact external forces can have on health care delivery and education and harness these forces as opportunities for innovation 
  • Anticipate the disruptive innovations likely to impact health care delivery and intertwined educational programs in the future, including disruptive technologies 
  • Use design thinking and design processes to identify and meet needs of target populations 
  • Assess an institution’s structure, processes, culture, and readiness for change 
  • Identify and develop leadership styles that foster systemic educational and clinical innovation 

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 models of educational reform, you will analyze the interlocking elements of change strategies and develop guiding principles drawn from organizational research. 
Teaching/learning formats include case studies built around small and full group discussions, interactive presentations, and panel discussions. You will meet virtually each day with other leaders 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. 

In support of improving patient care, Harvard Medical School is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at: www.eaccme.eu..

*Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

CME activities accredited by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.

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