Lead change.

The future of health care requires the leaders of providers, payers, employers and government to create solutions. The Redefining Health Care Workshops provide actionable insights — things leaders can do differently immediately — and equip participants to think strategically, begin to solve problems, and ultimately, redefine health care delivery around health and creating value for patients.

An outgrowth of the internationally acclaimed Health Care Strategy program at Harvard Business School, the workshops combine a library of value-based health care case studies, facilitated discussions, innovative frameworks and content-expert lectures. By studying others’ struggles — and successes — in redefining health care, leaders from every health organization will broaden and deepen their understanding of value, and the specific steps they can take now to make change happen.

Led by Elizabeth Teisberg and Scott Wallace, professors at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, the interactive, onsite programs are completely customized to the learning objectives of the sponsor. Accomplished advisers and innovative educators, the professors teach from from their own research and experiences, combining deep expertise with an entertaining style that is at once disarming and enabling. The workshops are engaging and centered on conversation, and both professors view each workshop as an opportunity to guide an organization toward driving meaningful change in health care. The experience is about the leaders and the capabilities their organizations need to deliver value and improve health outcomes.

Stand-out benefits include:

  • Interactive, discussion-based learning drawn from similar organizations’ experiences, and taught through comprehensive problem-solving frameworks
  • Cohesive team-building experience where leaders contemplate ideas, solve problems, and discuss issues in a supportive, low-risk setting
  • Innovative case-teaching method that enables more cases while lowering preparation time through shorter pre-reading requirements
  • Video-supplemented discussions that bring the innovators of the cases into the room
  • Flexible curriculum built from sponsor-selected cases chosen from a library of more than 20 value-based health care delivery case studies published by Dartmouth and Harvard
  • The ability to qualify for continuing professional education credit (medical, insurance and professional certifications) 
  • Immediately actionable insights to advance the sponsoring institution’s objectives (i.e. measuring health outcomes of care, restructuring chronic disease care, creating new integrated practice units; developing a comprehensive employee health strategy)
  • Variable duration from single-day to multi-month programs

Rooted in the 2006 groundbreaking book by Professor Teisberg and Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter, the workshops build on a decade of experience implementing value-based health care delivery concepts. The workshop’s program content can be targeted more deeply into any dimension that addresses the organization’s specific needs and concerns. Past programs have taught leaders to develop strategies that:

Care Delivery Strategy:

  • Better understands the unaddressed health needs of patients, families and employees
  • Creates multi-functional care teams
  • Confronts the unique challenges of lifestyle-driven chronic conditions by demedicalizing care
  • Effectively measures health outcomes and costs of care
  • Aligns health information technology to advance strategy

Employee Health Strategy:

  • Rethinks the role of health plans in the health of their subscribers
  • Creates comprehensive employee health strategy

For Health Care Providers

Health care delivery organizations must adapt and innovate to understand options, plan around obstacles, and seek new solutions that create value for patients and providers. Improving outcomes requires new models of care structured around the needs of identified groups of patients.

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For Health Plans

Health plans no longer insure illness care; rather, they must increasingly ensure the health of their members. Enabling health is the path to future profitability. This C-level mission change requires leaders to think differently about health and health care. It requires a redefinition.

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For Employers

Having healthy employees is a strategic imperative of every employer. Because employees’ health affects productivity, creativity and commitment to work, every employer has a role in its employees’ health. And it’s even more relevant to employers that rely on health insurance exchanges.

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