Columbia University: Global Healthcare Management Programme

Overview

About Columbia University

Columbia University was established in the year 1754. It is the oldest institution for higher learning in New York, USA. Over the years, Columbia University has achieved top rank due to its perfect blend of research and teaching expertise.

For the last 250 years, the university has served as a global learning centre sustaining their academic supremacy all along. This institution has resonated with the Ivy League culture by inculcating one of the best and advanced learning systems.

About Mailman School of Public Health

The Mailman School is located at Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights, New York in a 20-acre campus that provides global leadership & management programs in scientific research, health and medical education, and patient care. It is ranked one of top 5 schools of public health by U.S. News & World Reports.


About the Programme

Columbia Health Executive Education: Global Management Program is an 11-month program in association with the Department of Health Policy & Management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The objective of this program is to prepare Senior Doctors & Executives be more effective managers and leaders to understand, analyze, and navigate the complex healthcare environment – using lessons learned from Global Healthcare systems and applying them in local scenarios.

It’s our belief that elite executives equipped to address this diverse and evolving system will have the greatest impact. TSW & Columbia University aim to bridge the key strategic, policy, cross-national and operational frameworks that are essential to executives. This Ivy League education is designed for leaders across multiple sectors of healthcare looking to solve India’s most critical problems relating to health and nutrition.

The program provides Doctors & Healthcare Professionals with a rich and diverse on-site and virtual learning environment. It combines cross-national health executives’ system perspectives with critical management tools, interactive workshops, team-based simulations, and personal leadership coaching.

Who Can Attend

  • Doctors and Healthcare Professionals keen to pursue a career in management
  • Senior executives in functional roles of Leadership and Administration, Sales & Marketing, Operations, Finance or Human Resources
  • Entrepreneurs in Healthcare Industry
  • Independent Healthcare and Management consultants

Key Benefits

  • 1 Learn the best practices of Global Healthcare and apply the lessons from an advanced healthcare system in Indian marketplace
  • 2 Be adept at managerial and administrative skills through Prestigious Ivy League education
  • 3 Learn how to administer healthcare institutions better and start & operate a hospital or healthcare institute through healthcare management lessons received at Columbia University
  • 4 Explore the opportunities underlying in the Healthcare sector through innovative solutions and startup to achieve success and leave a long lasting impact

Advisory Committee

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Dr. Nandakumar Jairam

Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals – India

Former Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery at St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore. Dr. Jairam has served as Medical Director of Mallya Hospital – Bangalore, where he was a Consultant Surgeon for many years. His expertise in Colo-rectal surgery is acquired from Mayo Clinic, USA and St. Mark’s Hospital London. Presently he is the Chairman and Group Medical Director for Columbia Asia Hospitals – India.

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Michael Sparer

Chair and Professor of Health Policy and Management at The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

He studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-income populations, and the ways in which inter-governmental relations influences policy, both in the U.S. and abroad. He is a two-time winner of the Mailman School’s Student Government Association Teacher of the Year Award, as well as the recipient of a 2010 Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.

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Dr. Devi Shetty

Indian Cardiac Surgeon

Devi Prasad Shetty is an Indian cardiac surgeon. He is chairman and Founder of Narayana Health, a chain of 21 medical centers in India. He has performed over 15,000 heart operations. In 2004 he was awarded the Padma Shri, followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2012, for his contribution to the field of affordable healthcare.

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Curriculum

During the executive program for attaining excellence in the health care, a candidate will learn about the latest management tools and advanced concepts from the world’s renowned faculty at the prestigious Columbia University. This multi modular program will be a blend of face-to-face classroom sessions, LIVE virtual conference, simulation exercises and a capstone project.

An overview of the healthcare system in the United States including key market participants and stakeholders; i.e., payers, providers, patients, pharmaceutical firms and government. Participants will compare and contrast the US and Indian healthcare systems. Broader issues of socialized (single-payer) systems vs. the multi-player/insurer model will also be discussed.

Designed to encourage participants to reflect on their own self-awareness as managers, in an effort to improve their ability to lead and manage individuals in healthcare organizations. Participants will examine their own behavior and beliefs about leadership and integrate these ideas with organizational behavior theory. Participants will build a repertoire of strategies to increase their effectiveness as leaders, managers and as members of an organization. As part of Organizational Behavior, participants will focus on creating effective teams, identifying methods for improving the work environment, evaluating organizational performance, building cultural competency and enhancing relationships. Through this module, participants will enhance their ability to analyze organizational structures, hierarchy, politics and cultures, and build new strategies for increasing effectiveness and problem-solving.

Explores the core concepts and principles of public health essential for healthcare managers to influence the creation of innovative programs, deliver services, develop policies and ultimately impact the health of local, national and global communities. Participants will do a needs assessment and translate that information into practice. They will also identify evidence-based strategies and uses of public health data for guiding management decision making.

An opportunity to experience the challenges of executive leadership and strategic decision-making of a competitive, multi-hospital marketplace. This is a realistic exercise that effectively simulates the complexity and intensity of the evolving hospital environment.

A foundation in financial analysis, budgets and commonly-used financial terminology. Participants will address financial matters encountered in leadership roles in healthcare and not-for-profit organizations. This module will include concepts such as resource allocation, break-even analysis, program costing, financial forecasting and short- and long-term obligations.

Examines standard economic principles including macro- and micro-level market forces through the lens of the healthcare system. Participants will understand the influence of cost, demand and supply in the system; explain how price and quantity are determined in a competitive market and learn how providers are paid. The module will also explore market structures and incentives for the pharmaceutical industry

Introduces participants to conceptual, analytical, and operational frameworks that can be used to formulate, pilot test and implement successful strategies for teams, departments, and organizations. Participants will analyze complex problems related to a firm’s mission and vision, assess competitiveness in a market, and learn how to measure operational effectiveness to see if strategic plans are paying off.

Describes the primary forms of business financing and financial decision-making in health service organizations. Participants will conduct analyses of financial statements, assess the financial condition of an organization, perform time value analysis, and use financial data to inform strategy.

Introduces the fundamental management principles of planning, building and maintaining an effective information technology infrastructure. Participants will understand the role HIT can play in improving the performance of healthcare delivery, financing and innovation

Designed to provide participants with the tools to generate and present data-driven and model-based management recommendations. Participants will assess data sources and data quality for problem analysis and decision-making, as well as learn to identify and apply appropriate statistical methods to solve strategic problems.

Targets the policies and proposals behind the growth of pharmaceutical impact on the cost of the healthcare system. This master class will expose participants to the roles of pharmaceutical expenditures in total health spends, discuss incentives in private sector research, review the risks and uncertainties in pharmaceutical innovation and understand how health economics and outcomes research can support and complement the deployment of a pricing strategy.

A practical, hands-on introduction to measuring and improving the quality of services provided in healthcare organizations. This module will begin with an overview of healthcare quality in the US and India, focusing on the strategic issues facing healthcare executives, providers, payors and policymakers. Participants will learn the vocabulary, concepts and tools used in current policy debates and legislation, and at the conclusion of this module, participants will link these tools and approaches to opportunities for improvement in their own organizations.

Combines traditional economic strategies with insights from social sciences to explore underlying theories of public, health, social, and economic policy domains. Participants will learn from a broad range of strategies and, through a highly interactive format, design and develop their own evidence-based behavioral interventions for use in organizations and communities.

Examines how marketing strategy is used to successfully respond to the health needs of a community, both strategically and practically. Participants will build programs that reach target audiences and develop a solution to a healthcare issue. This module will evaluate consumer and brand loyalty, examine the application of market research, analyze the role of branding, and discuss strategy in crisis communication.

An overview of current public- and private- sector approaches for reimbursing health services, as well as the underlying logic behind these approaches, and design variations, incentives and impacts. Participants will analyze findings from health services research literature regarding these implications and apply this analysis to new reimbursement approaches.

Examines the strategies for successfully identifying a business opportunity, and the tools to start, grow, and maintain a healthcare enterprise. Participants will consider what defines successful entrepreneurship and what distinguishes an idea from a real opportunity, as well as identify methods for creating a business model, engaging a customer base and managing risk.

Theoretical constructs of case analysis will be translated to practical application. Participants will generate their own strategic case based on an experience within their organization, and will present a solution. This exercise is a culminating experience which requires students to draw from the Better Health Systems coursework to identify and support their case and solution.

Site Visit and Executive Roundtable

Course Delivery

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The program is split over a period of 11 months and includes:

Course Content
  • Module 1: Issues & Approaches in HP
  • Module 2: MOB/Leadership
Course Content
  • Module 1: Issues & Approaches in HP
  • Module 2: MOB/Leadership
  • Module 3: Public Health Innovation
  • Module 4: Health System Simulation
  • Master Class and/or Site Visit and/or Special Lecture
  • Prep for online components
Course Content
  • Module 5: Financial & Managerial Accounting+D20
  • Module 7: Strategic Management
Course Content
  • Module 5: Financial & Managerial Accounting
  • Module 6: Health Economics
  • Module 7: Strategic Management
Course Content
  • Module 6: Health Economics
  • Module 7: Strategic Management
  • Module 8: Healthcare Finance
  • Module 9: Healthcare Information Technology
Course Content
  • Module 8: Healthcare Finance
  • Module 10: Data Analysis & Decision-Making
  • Module 11: Pharma
  • Master Class Elective**
Course Content
  • Module 8: Healthcare Finance
  • Module 10: Data Analysis & Decision-Making
  • Module 11: Pharma
Course Content
  • Module 10: Data Analysis & Decision-Making
  • Module 11: Pharma
  • Module 12: Healthcare Quality
Course Content
  • Module 11: Pharma
  • Module 12: Healthcare Quality
  • Module 13: Behavioral Economics
Course Content
  • Master Class: Entrepreneurship
  • Module 13: Behavioral Economics
  • Module 14: Healthcare Marketing
  • Module 15: Healthcare Payments
Course Content
  • Master Class: Entrepreneurship
  • Module 14: Healthcare Marketing
  • Module 15: Healthcare Payments

*course content and timeline subject to change
**online master class (ELECTIVES)

Programme Registration

The Admissions Committee begins reviewing applications as soon as they are received. Once the review process has begun, qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. It is recommended to apply early to for this programme as the seats are limited.

Important Dates:

Screening and Shortlisting of Applicants Rolling and subject to seat availability
Interview Dates Within 5 days of receiving application
Results Declaration Within 5 days after the Interview
Program Start Date June 2019

Course Fee Installment Schedule:

Payment Deadline Amount
Installment 1 30th May, 2019 USD 5000
Installment 2 15th September, 2019 USD 5000
Installment 3 15th December, 2019 USD 5000
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Programme Fee

Course Duration

11 months

Application Fee

USD 125 +GST

Program Fee

USD 15,000 +GST

Faculty Profile

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Lawrence Bartlett

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management

BIOGRAPHY

Larry Bartlett is a health economist with 40+ years of experience in conducting health services research, program evaluations, and economic/policy analysis and in providing technical assistance to Federal, State, and local governments and private sector clients on health care-related matters.

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Catherine Foster

Faculty
Health Policy and Management

BIOGRAPHY

Catherine Foster is on the Board of Trustees at Northwell Health System where she also serves on their quality and credentials committees. Ms. Foster was a senior executive at American Express where she led marketing, business development and strategic planning for various divisions.

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