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.
Credits, Fees, and Logistics
Please note: A laptop or other portable personal computing device is strongly recommended for course enrollees.
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.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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.
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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.
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
- 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