Faculty Focus

Innovating In Health Care is the focus of Professor Regina Herzlinger’s research, which has earned her the title of “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. 
Entrepreneurship in Health care it and services is a research topic of Professor Robert Higgins who follows health care companies that are looking to leverage information technology to improve quality, efficiency, and access to health care.

Featured Research

  • NEJM Catalyst

My Favorite Slide: The Entrepreneurial Gap Applied to Health Care

By: Robert S. Kaplan and Robert Simons
  • February 2017 (Revised February 2018)
  • Faculty Research

Hebrew SeniorLife: Disseminating Excellence in Elder Care and Housing

By: Regina E. Herzlinger, Carin-Isabel Knoop and Olivia Hull
  • January 2017
  • Faculty Research

Intrapreneurship at DaVita HealthCare Partners: Cash Flow Tool

By: Joseph B. Fuller and Christopher Payton
  • November 2016 (Revised November 2016)
  • Faculty Research

Radial Analytics Probes Post-Acute Care

By: Richard G. Hamermesh and Olivia Hull

MBA Courses

Commercializing Science: Technology Strategy & Business Models for Science-Based Enterprises

This course covers three main themes: technology strategy, business model design, and leadership, covering issues like managing risky technological bets, selecting and resourcing projects, building teams and managing scientists in a commercial setting, incentive design, intellectual property strategies, licensing and partnering, vertical integration decisions, and financing of science-based ventures. The course includes case materials from a broad array of science-based sectors, including biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, alternative energy and advanced materials.

Entrepreneurship in Health Care IT & Services

This course is intended for students who have a career interest in leading or investing in companies in the health care sector, and are interested in how information technology can improve quality, efficiency, and access to health care. Though the vast majority of these enterprises will be for-profit, the course will also examine the innovative role social ventures play in health care.

Innovating in Health Care

This class embraces every part of the health care sector, including insurance, services, IT, medical devices, biotechnology, diagnostics, and pharmaceuticals. The course has a global focus, with case studies set in Brazil, India, Spain, the UK, and the US, among other countries


Executive Education

Business Innovations in Global Health Care

This is a leadership development program that compares and contrasts innovative global health care ventures as they consider various expansion decisions.