Innovation with AI in Health Care

Certificate of Specialization:Business Applications for AI in Health Care
  • Online
  • May 811, 2023
  • $2,350


Digital Transformation of Health Care Organizations using Artificial Intelligence

The field of artificial intelligence has now begun to mature in many industries. Health care, however, still struggles to unlock the gains that these powerful technologies can provide. At the same time, health systems worldwide are struggling with aging populations, rising expectations, and ballooning costs. Innovation with AI in Health Care will give you a map to deal with these issues and transform your organization into an innovative, 21st century institution.

A barrier to the adoption of AI in health care is a lack of awareness amongst health care leaders. Many do not understand both the technical concepts of AI and the art of implementing these technologies successfully and at scale. The result is that the potential of AI to deliver value to patients, clinicians, and health care organizations is not realized, and precious resources are wasted in unsuccessful implementations. This course will teach the foundations of applied artificial intelligence from a business perspective and help provide key intuition for decision makers to lessen those missteps.

Innovation with AI in Health Care will help leaders of health care organizations develop the skills needed to realize the value of AI in health care and advance their careers through demonstrating leadership in digital transformation of health care. It also brings together a diverse community of leaders from the technical, clinical, and business worlds. This collective of the world’s largest technology and health care organizations will share their experiences—both positive and negative—of developing and implementing AI solutions in health care.

Participants will also be exposed to cutting-edge issues in health care AI, such as regulation. Short interactive projects carried out during the course will help reinforce key concepts and allow for small-group networking with other participants. There is an emphasis on group work, social learning, and establishing an international network of students who actively collaborate during—and especially after—the course.

This is the second course in the Business Applications for AI in Health Care Certificate of Specialization, which builds on the first program—AI for Health Care: Concepts and Applications. Both courses can be taken independently; however, the certificate program requires that both courses are taken. Without a strong background, it is recommended that you take AI for Health Care: Concepts and Applications before Innovation with AI in Health Care. It is also recommended that participants take the courses in order, as AI for Health Care: Concepts and Applications covers more foundational concepts upon which Innovation with AI in Health Care builds.

Both courses in the certificate are suitable for participants who have taken previous iterations of “Applied AI in Healthcare.” The speed at which AI is developing means that some of the core lessons and insights have updated slightly. The new group projects will also encourage engagement of the material in a collaborative, problem-driven setting. Some of the material in both courses does overlap with previous iterations, but this should serve as a useful refresher—participants can review the course agenda if interested in details.

Objectives & Highlights

  • Improve understanding about the fundamental concepts of AI
  • Appreciate the significance of some of the advances that have taken place in AI
  • Develop a more informed view on managing AI projects
  • Have a more nuanced view of bias, fairness, and ethics in modern AI
  • Anticipate the upcoming developments in AI with appropriate timelines
  • Accurately assess the current state of the technology for each of the major subfields of AI
  • Understand the main components of the health care industry (payer, provider, pharma) and be able to think through the role of AI in each of these

Credits and Logistics

Program Format

This program will be delivered online daily from 9-1:30, with slight timing variations, in a live, synchronous format. The faculty will also offer office hours, which will include an open Q+A and review of materials from the day.

Continuing Education Credit

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will grant 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this program, equivalent to 14 contact hours of education. Participants can apply these contact hours toward other professional education accrediting organizations.

All credits subject to final agenda.


Current faculty, subject to change.

Heather Mattie, PhD, SM, MS

Program Director

Lecturer on Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Trishan Panch, MD, MPH

Program Director

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Aman Bhandari


Vice President
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vice President
Data Science
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Mohammad Jouni


Chief Technology Officer

Gianluca Mauro


AI Academy

Javier Tordable


Technical Director, CTO Office


May 8 – 11, 2023

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This agenda is subject to change. All times listed are in Eastern Time (ET).

Monday, May 8, 2023
9:00–10:00 am Mattie, Panch Deep Learning and Large Language Models in Healthcare
10:15–11:15 am Jouni Managing Data Science Teams
11:30 am–12:30 pm Mattie AI and Digital Transformation of Health Care Lab - Day 2
12:30–1:00 pm Mattie Masterclass
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
9:00–10:00 am Mauro Introduction to Large Language Models
10:15–11:15 am Mauro Developing Large Language Models
11:30 am–12:30 pm Mattie AI and Digital Transformation of Health Care Lab - Day 2
12:30–1:30 pm Mattie, Panch Masterclass
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
9:00–10:00 am Bhandari AI in the Life Sciences
11:30 am–12:30 pm Romero-Brufau Implementing AI in Health Care Organizations
11:30 am–12:30 pm Mattie AI and Digital Transformation of Health Care Lab - Day 3
12:30–1:00 pm Panch, Mattie, Romero-Brufau Masterclass
Thursday, May 11, 2023
9:00–10:00 am Agrawal Innovative Applications of Large Language Models in Health Care
10:15–11:15 am Tordable Application of AI Based Simulation in Health Care
10:15–11:15 am Mattie AI and Digital Transformation of Health Care Lab - Day 4
12:30–1:00 pm Mattie, Panch Masterclass

Who Should Participate

This online program is designed for senior managers and executives who are responsible for developing and implementing AI strategy in their organizations and are looking to understand AI and both its current state and future.  

Participants will come from a range of organizational functions including health care delivery, health care technology, primary care systems, payers, and governments. Some titles represented in the program will include: 

  • Chief Executive Officer 
  • Chief Information Officer 
  • Chief Innovation Officer 
  • Chief Medical Informatics Officer 
  • Chief Medical Officer 
  • Clinician 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Director 
  • Engineer 
  • Innovation Specialist 
  • Finance Professional 
  • Product Manager 
  • Project Manager 
  • Venture Capital Investor