Last Chance in 2006 to Attend the Popular Executive Education Program for Health Care Leaders -
Forces of Change: New Strategies for the Evolving Health Care Marketplace

Contact: Frances Pratt
Phone: (617) 384-8676

BOSTON MA USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- JANUARY 27, 2006: For the second year, The Harvard School of Public Health’s provocative executive education program Forces of Change: New Strategies for the Evolving Health Care Marketplace, has quickly reached capacity. However, at the request of those on the “wait list” for the April 5-7, 2006 program, Program Director, David A. Shore has crafted a second Forces program to take place May 10-12, 2006. This new program will tackle such compelling issues as:

  • The shortcomings and inefficiencies of the current health care marketplace and the forms of counter-productive competition that sustain them
  • Considerations of the market forces that lead to high costs, shrinking coverage, and uneven quality, and poor satisfaction
  • Dominant market threats and potential market solutions, including uneven reimbursement levels, provider and payer consolidation trends, strained hospital-employee relations, and malpractice litigation
  • Benefits and drawbacks of “pay-for-performance” and other prototype payment schemes, and their capacity to produce a health care market driven by value
  • Role of transformational leadership in integrating quality management programs within complex health care organizations
  • Collective purchasing power of employers and its ability to fundamentally reshape the delivery and value of health care services
  • How to implement flexible strategies to enhance your brand, reputation, and trust


Guarantee your participation in Forces of Change Program in May, 2006* by registering at or call (617) 384-8692. Please be sure to mention your Reference Code: FOC06-HUNS5 in all correspondence.

*If you are unable to attend the May program, your next opportunity will be April 11-13, 2007. We encourage you to submit your registration as soon as possible as this program sells out rapidly.

This program is supported in part by unrestricted educational grants from: Definity Health, GE Healthcare, IBM Business Consulting Services, North Shore-LIJ Health System, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

The Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Continuing Professional Education's (CCPE) programs are focused on strengthening health professionals' competencies in response to their identified needs in health policy and management, occupational safety and environmental health, individual and community health, quantitative methods, and institutional leadership. For more than two decades our executive education, training programs, and conferences have earned a reputation among mid- and senior-level health professionals as the place where theory informs practice and practice informs theory.

CCPE offers a variety of programs in a number of formats: executive courses, seminars, conferences, customized courses, off-site programs, grant-funded projects, and self-study projects. Faculty members are drawn predominantly from the Harvard University system, complemented by a cadre of talented practitioner instructors.