Health IT Leadership Course at Harvard School of Public Health

Two Week Executive Education Program

Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care is a two week, executive education program at Harvard School of Public Health designed to provide participants with the skills and strategies necessary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency through health information technology. The program takes place February 2-7, 2014 and June 2-6, 2014 in Boston, MA.

This program includes four modules, each exploring an area of importance to your organization’s health information technology program, including information technology strategy and governance, electronic health record implementation, quality and safety, and clinical informatics.

“This program is hands down superior to any other in this domain. The collective knowledge and experience of all of those that presented is perhaps ‘everything’ that one needs to know in the field.”
— Joseph J. Filippoli, MBA, Health System Director, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The modules in this series are designed for professionals with technology responsibilities in health care, seeking to improve their organization’s health IT results. Program participants will include clinicians, mid- to senior-level health information technology professionals, and senior executives.

Program Directors:

  • Mary Finlay, MBA, former Deputy Chief Information Officer at Partners HealthCare System and Professor at Simmons School of Management
  • Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, President of the National Patient Safety Foundation and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
  • John Glaser, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Healthcare Health Services Business Unit, and
  • Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, Chief Information Officer and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Additional faculty

Learning Objectives:

  • Advance IT strategy design, development, and deployment for more effective and efficient health care delivery
  • Solve current IT challenges in strategy, governance, electronic health records (EHRs), quality, patient safety, cost reductions, and delivery performance
  • Use IT to broadly improve patient safety
  • Prepare for the clinical leadership challenges in prioritizing and implementing health IT
  • Additional learning objectives

The program reaches capacity each year. Visit our website to register.