Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education

(Offered Annually)
In person - Boston, Massachusetts


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As we emerge from the COVID-19 global pandemic, it is vital that health care providers stay keenly aware of the innovations in teaching and telehealth being implemented around the world. Medical leaders are reporting that their academic and clinical processes are experiencing rapid change and accentuating the crucial need to keep up with the expanding industry. The challenge for us now is to build the structures and culture in our organizations to incorporate these developments and maintain the necessary progression. Our program, Leading Innovations in Health Care and Education, will discuss the application of the most effective theories of change, as well as the construction of a shared language to promote on-going innovation. Register now for this in-person, highly interactive course to develop your leadership skills and foster systemic education and clinical transformation. 

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 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 36.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
For the purpose of recertification, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.
Physician Assistants
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.

Canadian Accreditation

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.
European Accreditation
The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Additional information regarding this agreement may be found here: https://www.uems.eu/areas-of-expertise/cme-cpd/eaccme

ABMS/ACGME Competencies 
This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)/Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies:
·         Professionalism, Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Procedural Skills

IOM Competencies
This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine Competencies: 
·         Work in Interdisciplinary Teams, Apply Quality Improvement, Work in Interdisciplinary Teams

Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Medical School as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), course planners, speakers, and content reviewers have been asked to disclose any relationships they have to companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. In addition, faculty have been asked to list any off-label uses of pharmaceuticals and/or devices for investigational or non-FDA approved purposes that they plan to discuss
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. 
Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.

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