Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care

January 30—February 3, 2017 (Module 1) and May 15—19, 2017 (Module 2)

  • $7,210

February 2018

  • Price TBD

Harvard Longwood Campus, Boston, MA

This is, by far, the most relevant and advanced program I’ve ever attended in the field of health IT.
  • —Richard Ong, MBA

Program Overview

Health Information Technology Leadership Development Program

The world of health information technology has never before been so complex.

  • Learn from industry leaders about health IT strategy, governance, implementation, and value
  • Discuss and tackle some of today’s most challenging issues in health care IT
  • Develop a network of health information technology leaders from across the world
  • Gain an understanding of how technology is being used to drive the changing models of health care
  • Learn tools, techniques, and strategies to drive health IT performance
  • Learn to add value to health care with health IT

Learn to Add Value to Health Care with Health IT

Each year, health care companies invest heavily in health information technology. To justify this investment, you must ensure the money spent improves the value of health care services, increases quality, improves patient safety, and results in more efficient and effective processes.

For this reason, senior leaders in health care need a deep understanding of health information technology in order to provide effective leadership for their hospital, health system, or clinic. By attending this program you will gain a thorough understanding of the health IT function, and develop strategies to improve health care with information technology.

This advanced course brings together the diverse stakeholders impacted by health information technology – including CEOs, CIOs, physicians, nurses, informaticists, researchers, vendors, and academics – to ensure you receive an in-depth, applied understanding of the challenges and opportunities health IT presents.

This unique continuing education course is designed for learners who want a meaningful, evidence-based learning environment, grounded in theory but applicable to the real world. Whether you are a physician, nurse, informaticist, information technology professional, or health care executive, this program will provide you with the knowledge and tools to transform health care with health information technology. This is the program to attend if you want to drive health IT performance and value.

A Comprehensive Approach to Health Information Technology

This executive education program starts off by providing you with a deep understanding of health information technology strategy and governance. You will gain an understanding of the broader health IT industry, learn to develop effective strategies for information technology in health care, and develop the skills to leverage health information technology to transform your hospital or health system. A panel of senior health care executives will share their thoughts and answer your questions about strategies for the effective use of health information technology, health informatics, electronic health records, and other emerging technology uses.

Participants then delve into electronic health records from the perspective of physicians, nurses, vendors, and management, providing a nuanced understanding of the challenges and goals of each stakeholder. While focusing on key drivers for EHR implementation, this module also explores the patient health records, health care analytics, and the meaningful use of electronic health records. You will also discuss how electronic health records fit into new health care models, including telehealth, retail health care, and accountable care organizations.

During the second part of this course you will focus on the impact of health information technology on your patients. You will learn to maximize health information technology effectiveness across multiple care settings, improve patient safety, and measure health care quality improvements with technology. These sessions will help you move beyond meaningful use to high performance health information technology with advanced topics such as the implementation of decision support systems, clinical data exchanges, and using EHRs for population health management. Critically, a panel of senior executives will provide insight into their own experiences with driving value through EHRs.

The final module in this continuing education program provides insight into clinical informatics strategy, innovation, and other advanced topics critical to health care executives. You will explore how to achieve a high-performing health information technology function that adds value to your organization. As a participant in the course, you will explore how health information technology can be leveraged for big data analysis, continuous improvement, clinical decision support, patient engagement technologies, and precision medicine. These sessions will help you implement what you learned during the program, helping you return home with a roadmap to improve your organization.

Participants will also have the opportunity to work on a group project that uses theories from the program with guidance from a faculty mentor. Teams will present their change management approaches to health IT during the final day of Module 2 in a capstone event.

A Faculty of Senior Health Care Leaders

This program features a diverse mix of expert faculty from leading academic, technology, and health care organizations. Faculty and panelists engage participants in interactive lectures and discussions providing insights from their experience overcoming the challenges you face today.

Develop An Unmatched Network of Health Information Technology Leaders

Program participants come from diverse backgrounds, functions, and organizations from around the world, tied together by their commitment to improving health care through technology. By bringing together the various stakeholders involved in health information technology, this course offers a truly rich experience. This program offers a small, personal setting where you will learn as much from your fellow executive education participants as from program faculty as you exchange valuable insights and best practices. With over 20% of alumni coming from outside the United States and representing more than 20 different countries, this is a truly global course. You will leave Harvard having developed a global network of leading peers you can rely on for guidance as you return home and implement what you learned.

Participants must register for and participate in both modules.

Objectives & Highlights

In this executive-level program, you will:

  • Improve your ability to increase quality, decrease costs, and advance patient safety through health information technology
  • Enhance your leadership skills, focusing on strategies and tactics to enact change
  • Engage with expert faculty and industry executives, gaining practical skills and learning best practices
  • Develop your organization’s health IT strategic vision, proactively addressing challenges posed by the changing health care landscape

Learning Objectives

  • Build your leadership skills for strategy design, development, and deployment for more effective and efficient health care delivery
  • Expand your capacity to lead digital transformations
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the changing health care landscape and the impact it will have on IT spending
  • Build a high level of confidence in understanding IT tools, processes, and methodologies
  • Develop an understanding of the challenges and complexities in extending the EHR into telemedicine, patient-centered technologies, and population management
  • Prepare for the leadership challenges in developing effective governance structures
  • Recognize the value of continuous experimentation and innovation in health IT as an enabler for continuous quality improvement
  • Maximize your knowledge of the opportunities and challenges with Big Data

Credits, Fees, and Logistics

Please note: A laptop or other portable personal computing device is strongly recommended for course enrollees.

Accommodations

The Hilton Boston Back Bay
40 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115-3123
USA TEL: +1-617-236-1100 FAX: +1-617-867-6104
$129/night for January, $269 for May + 14.45% tax, includes internet

*Note – there are a number of city wide events falling over the May dates. Rooms will sell out quickly.

To book online visit the group rate for January: Group Rate
To book online visit the group rate for May: Group Rate

Executives group rate

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a reduced rate until January 6, 2017 for January/April 14, 2017 for May. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be advised that hotels in the Boston area can sell out very quickly. We recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as you receive registration and payment confirmation. Please mention group code Leadership Strategies for Information Technology and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to receive the special rate. Wireless internet is provided in the rate.

Due to the potential of inclement weather, there will be a daily shuttle to and from the hotel and school. The Hilton Boston Back Bay is approximately 1.5 miles from the program location. Subway, bus, and taxi services are available in front of the hotel.

Program Check-in

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
FXB Building
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617.432.2100

The program takes place at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, located in the heart of the Harvard Longwood Campus in Boston. Public transportation is also readily available to the city’s many shopping districts, museums, and restaurants.

For directions, please click here.

Continuing Education Credit

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health designates this activity for a maximum of 59.5. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

6.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, equivalent to 59.5 contact hours of education.

All credit counts are subject to final agenda.

What is Included in the Fee?

  • Two Program Modules and Virtual Seminars
  • Receptions at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The Harvard Faculty Club
  • Continental breakfasts, lunches, and refreshment breaks
  • Round-trip shuttle transportation between the hotel and the program location each day (January modules only)
  • Comprehensive web-based reference materials
  • Continuing education credit
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health certificate of participation

Participants must register for and participate in both modules.

Faculty

Current faculty, subject to change.

Mary Finlay, MBA

Program Director

Lecturer
Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, FACP, FACMI, FHIMSS

Program Director

Chief Informatics & Innovation Officer
Apervita, Inc.
Lecturer
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Marjorie Bessel, MD

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

VP, CMO Community Delivery
Banner Health

Paul Biondich, MD, MS

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Director, Global Health Informatics Program and Research Scientist
Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Elaine Bridge, DNP, RN

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Vice President of Clinical Operations
Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

John Brownstein, PhD

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Chief Innovation Officer
Children's Hospital Boston

Sreekanth Chaguturu, MD

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Vice President, Population Health Management
Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Tom Davenport, PhD

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology & Management
Babson College

Larry Garber, MD

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Medical Director for Informatics
Reliant Medical Group

Cyrus F. Gibson, PhD

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Initiative on the Digital Economy
MIT Sloan

John P. Glaser, PhD

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Senior Vice President
Cerner Corporation
Instructor
Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

John D. Halamka, MD, MS

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief Information Officer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Tonya Hongsermeier, MD, MBA

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer
Lahey Health

Kamal Jethwani, MD, MPH

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Corporate Manager, Research and Innovation
Partners Healthcare Center for Connected Health

Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Director
Harvard Global Health Institute
K.T. Li Professor of International Health & Health Policy
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Physician
VA Boston Healthcare System

Thomas Koulopoulos

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

CEO
Delphi
Executive in Residence
Bentley University

Joseph C. Kvedar, MD

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Vice President
Partners Health Care
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School

Adam Landman

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Chief Information Officer
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Thomas Lasko, MD, PhD

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Mia Levy, MD, PhD

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Ingram Assistant Professor of Cancer Research, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics/Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Bradley Malin, PhD

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Director
Health Information Privacy Laboratory
Associate Professor & Vice Chair of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Computer Science
School of Engineering
Vanderbilt University

Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Professor
Harvard Medical School
Chair
Biomedical Informatics and Population Health
Director, Intelligent Health Laboratory
Computational Health Care Informatics Program
Boston Children's Hospital

James D. Murray, MS, CPHIMS

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Vice President, Information Technology
CVS/MinuteClinic
CVS Health

Roberto A. Rocha, PhD, FACMI, MD

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Clinical Informatics Director
Partners eCare
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

S. Trent Rosenbloom, MD, MPH

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Department of Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor
School of Nursing
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Violet L. Shaffer, MA

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Research Vice President and Global Industry Services Director
Gartner

Hardeep Singh

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Associate Professor
Medicine-Health Services Research
Baylor College of Medicine

Dean F. Sittig, PhD, FACMI

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Professor
Health Services Research Section Department of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Christopher Sarofim Family Professor of Biomedical Informatics & Bioengineering
UT - Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety
University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston

David Y. Ting, MD, FACP, FAAP

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Chief Medical Information Officer
Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

Micky Tripathi, PhD

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

President and Chief Executive Officer
Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative

George Westerman, MBA, DBA

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Principal Research Scientist
Initiative on the Digital Economy
MIT Sloan School of Management

Adam Wright, PhD

Module II Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Senior Scientist
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Timothy R. Zoph, MSA, MBA

Module I Faculty Member (May 2017 only)

Client Executive and Strategist
Impact Advisors

Agenda

This agenda may be subject to change.

Monday, January 30, 2017
7:30–8:15 am Program Check-In & Breakfast
8:15–8:30 am Technology Orientation
8:30–9:00 am Finlay Welcome & Introduction
9:00–10:30 am Glaser IT Strategy
10:30–11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm Glaser IT Strategy (Continued)
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Halamka HIT Overview
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Shaffer Gartner, The Future of Health IT
5:00–6:00 pm Reception
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:30–8:30 am Breakfast
8:30–11:00 am Gibson Business Success from Technology: Strategies and Leadership for Organizational and Behavioral Change
11:00–11:30 am Refreshment Break
11:30 am–12:30 pm Finlay Introduction to Capstone Assignment
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch & Discussion Groups
1:30–3:00 pm Bessel Lessons Learned from High-Performance IT Organizations: Process and Change Management
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Finlay Driving Value Through Effective Governance
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
7:30–8:30 am Breakfast & Discussion Groups
8:30–10:30 am Westerman Digital Leadership
10:30–11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm Biondich The Global Perspective
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–2:30 pm Biondich Lessons in Data Governance
2:30–2:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:45–4:15 pm Murray CVS Caremark
4:15–4:45 pm Finlay Reflective Discussion
Thursday, February 2, 2017
7:30–8:00 am Breakfast
8:00–9:30 am Bridge The Path from Stabilization to Optimization
9:30–10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00–11:30 am Brownstein Driving Innovation
11:30 am–12:30 pm Finlay Open Session
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Kvedar Advances in Telehealth
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Zoph IT Leadership
Friday, February 3, 2017
7:30–8:30 am Breakfast & Discussion Groups
8:30–10:00 am Davenport Analytics and Automated Decision Making in Health Care
10:00–10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am–12:00 pm Davenport Case Study Discussion: Intermountain Health Care
12:00–12:30 pm Finlay Course Wrap-up, Evaluations & Boxed Lunch
Monday, May 15, 2017
7:30–8:15 am Check-In & Breakfast
8:15–8:30 am Technology Orientation
8:30–9:00 am Middleton Welcome & Introduction
9:00–10:30 am Singh The Impact of IT on Medical Errors and Outcomes
10:30–11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am–12:30 pm Garber Maximizing Effectiveness: Strategies for Improving Ambulatory Care Using an EHR
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Landman Maximizing Effectiveness: Strategies for Improving Inpatient Care Using an EHR
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Jha Overview of the Healthcare IT Sector: An update
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:30–8:30 am Breakfast & Discussion Groups
8:30–10:00 am Chaguturu Population Health Management
10:00–10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am–12:00 pm Ting Clinical Leadership and Business Drivers for Defining and Achieving High Performance Medicine Goals Supported by H/T
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00–2:30 pm Sittig Patient Safety Risks Associated with Health IT Systems
2:30–3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:00–4:30 pm Tripathi Achieving and Measuring Quality Across a Region - Toward Meaningful Use with Clinical Data Exchange
4:30–5:00 pm Middleton Reflection Discussion
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:30–8:00 am Breakfast
8:00–9:30 am Hongsermeier Learning Complex Adaptive Systems in Health Care
9:30–11:00 am Mandl SMArt Architectures and APIs for Healthcare Innovation and Transformation: Future
11:00–11:30 am Refreshment Break
11:30 am–12:30 pm Wright Clinical Decision Support: Basic and Advanced Methods in Electronic Health Records
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–3:00 pm Levy Implementing Complex Protocol: Driven Decision Support for Oncology
3:00–3:30 pm Refreshment Break
3:30–5:00 pm Jethwani Applying Health Information Technology to Support Personalized Medicine
5:15–5:45 pm Bus Transportation: HSPH to the Harvard Faculty Club
5:45–6:30 pm Reception at the Harvard Faculty Club
6:30–8:30 pm Dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club
Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:30–8:30 am Breakfast & Discussion Groups
8:30–9:30 am Middleton Toward a Learning Health System: Knowledge Sharing for Healthcare Transformation
9:30–10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00–11:30 am Lasko Computational Phenotype Discovery from Medical Records
11:30 am–12:30 pm Malin Towards Access Control and Meaningful Audits of Health IT
12:30–1:30 pm Lunch
1:30–2:30 pm Rosenbloom Personal Health Records: Patient Engagement Technologies
2:30–3:00 pm Refreshment Break
3:00–4:00 pm Rocha Translating Knowledge into Practice for Continuous Improvement-Knowledge Management
4:00–5:00 pm Koulopoulos External Reactor: Lessons of I/T Innovation from Other Industries
Friday, May 19, 2017
7:30–8:30 am Breakfast & Discussion Groups
8:30–10:00 am Capstone Presentations
10:00–10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30–11:30 am Capstone Presentations (continued)
11:30 am–12:00 pm Middleton Boxed Lunch & Adjournment

Who Should Participate

This executive education program is designed for senior managers and executives who are responsible for developing and implementing health information technology strategy in their companies. In addition, senior leaders responsible for organizational strategy, clinical services, or hospital administration will benefit from participating. Physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals in leadership positions will also find this program invaluable. Typical participant titles include, but are not limited to:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief information officer
  • Chief medical informatics officer
  • Chief nursing informatics officer
  • Chief pharmacy informatics officer
  • Chief data scientist / business intelligence officer
  • Chief medical officer
  • Directors of information technology, information systems, or informatics
  • Medical director
  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Vice presidents of information technology, information systems, or informatics

Participant / Presenter Mix

Previous programs contained participants from diverse backgrounds and positions from organizations which range in size from 25 employees to over 10,000.

  • Twenty-two percent of past participants are from outside the United States
  • Domestically, 36 states were represented by participants
  • Hospitals, health centers, governmental agencies, insurance companies, and educational services all participated in this leadership program
  • Participants represented positions including senior leadership, IT and medical directors, physicians, information technology staff, and others

Faculty members represent nine states and provinces and come from top academic institutions, hospitals, and consulting firms from around the country including:

  • Banner Health
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Gartner, Inc.
  • Harvard Business School
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Massachusetts eHealth Initiative
  • Siemens Healthcare