Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education

(Offered Annually)
In person - Boston, Massachusetts


Next Course:
June 4-9, 2023
Application portal will open October 11th.  

Application Deadline: March 3, 2023

The faculty of the Harvard Macy Institute are keenly aware of the innovations in teaching and telehealth currently being implemented around the world and are pleased to offer our Program for Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education as a virtual course for 2022. Implementing and sustaining the innovations we are all experiencing will be a challenge as we emerge from this global pandemic. Our course will be highly interactive, utilizing multiple discussion management strategies to enhance the learning environment so as to be consistent with the Harvard Macy teaching culture.
The challenges we are facing during this global pandemic have promoted rapid innovation. Fortunately, there have been some ‘silver linings’ in these new processes which many of us hope to maximize going forward. Most leaders with whom we speak report that their academic and clinical processes experienced more change in three weeks this past March, than they had thought would have been possible in three years, or more. 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 (eg. the COVID-19 pandemic and post pandemic recovery) 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.
  • Identify local relevance of international trends in healthcare 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 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 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 virtually 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.

2023 CME Credits TBD

Paul LeBlanc, PhD

President; Southern New Hampshire University

Thomas Aretz, MD

Associate Professor
Vice President
Partners HealthCare International
Boston, Massachusetts

Barry Dornfeld, PhD

Principal, CFAR
Center for Applied Research
Philadelphia, PA

John Halamka, MD

President, Mayo Clinic Platform; Mayo Clinic

Ann Somers Hogg, BS

Assistant Vice President, Atrium Health

Rob Huckman, DBA

Professor, Harvard Business School

Rob Martello, PhD

Professor, Olin College of Engineering

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