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Harvard Executive Leadership Program – a Gathering of American and Chinese Healthcare Leadership

From 23-25 July 2018, hosted by China PHIT of Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School, co-organized by the U.S.-China Health Summit, and supported by the Beijing Medical and Health Public Welfare Foundation, the Harvard Executive Leadership Program was held at the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School. This Program aims to introduce the health care development trends and advanced experience of hospital management of the U.S. to Chinese hospital managers, so as to improve the professionalism and scientifically of hospital management in China.

This seminar included 11 lecturers, including Richard Platt, the Chair of the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Michael Sherman, the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare medical insurance company. In terms of hospital systems, health insurance, medical service model innovation, grading diagnosis and treatment, U.S.-China medical comparison, leadership, and etc., an in-depth analysis was presented for the presidents of China’s first-class hospitals who participated in the seminar.

Training Program Lecturers

Ma Jing, the director and professor of the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School, delivered an opening speech and pointed out that America’s current experience depends on continuous exploration, evidence-base and trial-and-error. It’s hoped that China and the U.S. can learn from each other's strengths and work hard to practice "Healthy China 2030".

MA Jing,

Associate Professor and Director, China Program for Health Innovation and Transformation (China Program), Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute; President and Secretary-General, U.S.-China Health Summit

In addition to the sharing of advanced experience, the seminar also organized field trips for hospitals, academic institutions, and startups such as Lora Health.

In order to improve the diversity of learning and communication channels, this seminar innovatively integrated the exchange activities for medical investors and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and China. Through participating as guests in the “How to Access to China's Healthcare Market” seminar & innovation competition promotion, the participants met hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors of the medical industry along with medical students – listening to the appeal, getting to know innovative technologies, and answering questions about the market demand and solutions related to blockchain, electronic medical records, and rehabilitation industries.

“(The lecture) provided us with a multi-level and in-depth understanding of the US healthcare market,” said Sun Peichun, deputy president of Henan Provincial People’s Hospital. “Boston has a lot of medical technology innovation resources, which will be advanced resources when introduced to China.”

The U.S.-China Health Summit Innovation Competition provided the innovation team with the key to the door of China and to connecting the Chinese market.

The Innovation Competition Boston Preliminary will kick off on September 8. The finalist teams will have the opportunity to participate in the annual U.S.-China Health Summit held in Chengdu, Sichuan from October 12 to 14. At that time, hundreds of leaders and decision-makers in the business, academic and industrial circles of the Chinese and American medical industry will attend this important occasion.

After three days of busy and profound courses, the participants all expressed their emotions.

Jin Ronghua, Vice President of Beijing You'an Hospital

“During the lecture, I was influenced by the (speaker's) perspectives and feelings. I have been thinking about why (America) does these things? What method is being used? And how to use social, political, and environmental resources to do it.”

Hu Hang, the Executive President of Foshan Chancheng Central Hospital and representative of non-public hospitals, emphasized,

“Field study in Harvard offered us a different experience. The seminar created opportunities for hospitals with different backgrounds to have face-to-face communication and cooperation.”

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