The right prescription: Penn Medicine and Wharton launch executive health care leadership program

Lessons in organizational change management, team-building, and negotiation are on the agenda in a new program designed to fortify leaders in academic medicine and health care for success in an uncertain environment for the field. Penn Medicine and Wharton Executive Education at the Wharton School are joining forces to launch an executive health care leadership program that will offer participants a strategic toolkit to cement their ability to lead at a time when science, technology, and economics are reshaping the practice of medicine and altering the field’s economic landscape.

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The program, Leadership in a New Era of Health Care, is designed for senior-level leaders in health care and academic medicine—doctors, nurses, scientists, and executives—from across the world. Beginning with its first four-day course in March 2019, the program will provide participants with targeted leadership development experiences and practical skills to drive visionary change in their organizations.

“A commitment to innovation is at the core of everything we do at Penn Medicine, and we’re dedicated to instilling that same passion for improvement and evolution in our approach to leadership,” says J. Larry Jameson, executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of the Perelman School of Medicine. “Health care leaders today need a broader skill set: They must be strong negotiators, keen students of business, and have the emotional intelligence necessary to lead diverse teams who are evolving our approaches to patient-centric care and ensuring that our health systems continue to thrive in an era of some uncertainty for our field.”

Read more at Penn Medicine News.