Regina E. Herzlinger
Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration
Regina E. Herzlinger is the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She was the first woman to be tenured and chaired at Harvard Business School and the first to serve on a number of corporate boards. She is widely recognized for her innovative research in health care, including her early predictions of the unraveling of managed care and the rise of consumer-driven health care, a term that she coined. Money has dubbed her the “Godmother” of consumer-driven health care.
Regina E. Herzlinger is the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She was the first woman to be tenured and chaired at Harvard Business School and the first to serve on many established and start up corporate health care /medical technology boards. All of her health care books have been best sellers in their categories, recognized for their innovative research. Money dubbed her the “Godmother” of consumer-driven health care. Her work was key to introducing consumer-driven health plans and “focused health factories”, such as centers for orthopedics, cardiology, or cancer care. She has frequently been named as one of the 40 smartest people in healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review and other industry journals.
She teaches two HBS MBA courses, Innovating in Health Care and Innovating Biomedical Technology, and two related Field Study courses. Based on that work, she is currently completing two text and cases books on Innovating in Health Care for the life sciences, health insurance, and health care delivery. In 2014, she launched a Harvard MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), BUS5.1x: Innovating in Health Care (IHC) https://www.edx.org/course/harvardx/harvardx-bus5-1x-innovating-health-care-1405#.UzrUO_m9md8; in 2013 , a new HBS Executive Education program “Business Innovations in Global Health Care”; and in 2012, a continuing series of conferences, “21st-Century Health Care Management Education: Confronting Challenges for Innovation with a Modern Curriculum”.
On Health Care Reform
- “Health Care’s Taxing Problem,” National Review Online, August 12, 2009
- “Limited Choices,” National Review Online, July 9, 2009
- “Diagnosis,” National Review Online, May 25, 2009 - [Note: You must have a membership with NRO in order to view this article]
- “Can the United States Provide Health Care For All?” McKinsey & Company: What Matters, May 18, 2009
- “Health Care Reform That Will Kill the U.S. Economy,” The Huffington Post, April 27, 2009
- “Switzerland has the Medical Bills Covered,” The London Times Online, February 27, 2009
- “Government Should Get Back to Basics on Health Care,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, August 22, 2009
- “Some Inconvenient Truths about Medicare and the New ‘Public Plan'", RealClearPolitics, July 25, 2009
- “The New Consumer-Driven Health System and Its Impact on You,” Arizona State University School of Health Management & Policy Health Policy Brief #2, 2009
- “Consumer-Driven Health Care” JAMA, 301: 2093-2094, May 27, 2009
- “Why Republicans Should Back Universal Health Care,” The Atlantic, April 13, 2009
- “2009, Not 1992,” The National Review, March 9, 2009
- “Creating a Real Healthcare Market,” The Boston Globe, February 18, 2009
- "Health Care Reform and Its Implications for the U.S. Economy," Business Horizons, March-April Issue 2010