“We are moving toward global competition for health care services driven by high costs in the United States and the lack of access to care in countries with governmentally controlled systems.”
“With each new class comes a variety of opportunities around the case, which adds to the richness of the teaching and learning experience.”
“I selected courses that aligned with my new career interest and designed an independent project around personalizing care delivery and engaging patients in more meaningful ways.”
“I saw tremendous room for opportunity at the intersection of health and business. With my background in medicine and business, I knew I could contribute beyond the research lab and direct patient care.”
“The MBA degree is one of the few opportunities for me to combine my background in health policy, love of patient care, and passion for health systems improvement.”
“The combination of health care-specific courses and other more generally focused courses has provided a solid base for approaching the complicated issues involved in health care.”
“I wanted to transition away from a finance career path to taking on an operational role in health care, because I felt that I ultimately would be able to have a greater impact on patients and consumers at a health care company.”
“The second-year classes allowed me to delve deeper into health care and get to know several of the health care-focused faculty members.”
“The Health Care Initiative and student club work tirelessly to host speaking engagements, conferences, alumni mentorships, and an array of activities to foster a rich health care experience.”
The Health Care Initiative at Harvard Business School connects MBA students, alumni, faculty, staff, and Executive Education participants to ideas, resources, and opportunities for collaboration that yield innovative models for health care practice.
Health care consumers won a significant victory when Massachusetts Suffolk County Superior Court Judge Janet Sanders blocked a settlement that would have allowed Partners HealthCare, the system that dominates the Boston area, to acquire three additional health care providers in eastern Massachusetts.
The HBS–HMS Forum on Health Care Innovation has announced four finalists in its Health Acceleration Challenge: Bloodbuy, I-PASS, Medalogix, and Twine. They will share $150,000 in prize money now, with an additional $50,000 going to the winner a year from now.
First-of-its-kind HarvardX course will bring health care innovation to online audiences
World-renowned HBS Professor Regina E. Herzlinger and two prominent guest instructors are teaching an introduction to innovation in health care ventures for those interested in entrepreneurial opportunities in health care technology, management, consulting, or investing. Read the Bloomberg article, watch the course trailer, and then register for the course to learn from the godmother of consumer-driven health care.
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Entrepreneurs in developing market economies face special management challenges. Company leaders in India, Turkey, and Africa discuss their experiences with Harvard Business School's Creating Emerging Markets project. more
Geoffrey Jones is the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School.
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