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Preparing you to lead the transformation of health care delivery For over a generation Dartmouth has been at the forefront of critical thinking about our health care system. Health care delivery science builds on that history by defining what is possible and providing the leadership skills to achieve it. Elliott Fisher MD MPH MHCDS Faculty Director The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice The Master of Health Care Delivery Science at Dartmouth College offers midcareer professionals the competencies they need to meet the future to lead crucial transformations within their organizations and across the industry. The 18-month program focuses expertise in strategy operations finance policy economics and leadership on improving patient outcomes and the efficiency of delivery. The curriculum is not limited to generalized business management techniques but speaks directly to the unique culture and challenges of health care. Students receive the tailored and targeted education that they and their organizations need to survive and succeed at the center of change. Designed jointly by the faculties of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth the program combines in-depth online learning anchored by four brief residential periods on the Dartmouth College campus. THE NEW SCIENCE OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY Clinical Science What is the diagnosis and appropriate intervention Basic Science What is the pathophysiology Evaluation Science Does the intervention work Health Care Delivery Science How do we best deliver the intervention to everyone Effective learning for engaged health care professionals Our students are some of the busiest people on the planet and for them Dartmouths Master of Health Care Delivery Science has proven to be both an effective and efficient educational program. It offers immediately actionable methods to envision implement and lead the necessary changes to radically improve health care delivery. Students admitted to the program have demonstrated skills as leaders and change agentsthey recognize what is possible and are inspired to achieve it. They are drawn to a curriculum that further develops these skills within the specific culture and challenges of health care. What they find at Dartmouth is world-class instruction in strategy innovation financial and economic analysis organizational design clinical improvement population health teamwork and leadershipcomponents necessary for the redesign of health care. Many of our students are medical doctors and even more have attained advanced academic degrees but all recognize that they can continue to grow and learn. So while the Master of Health Care Delivery Science program offers a tangible response to specific issues of health care delivery it also provides an opportunity for students to develop themselves as leaders and innovators. This program focuses directly on how to get things done. My ability to examine my organization more critically to think beyond our current state and gain buy-in across the organization has been significantly enhanced by the work Ive done in the program. Eric Isselbacher MD MHCDS 13 Director Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital MHCDS 18-month Course Schedule Residential Residential Distance Residential Distance Residential Distance Regular breaks are scheduled approximately every six weeks during the distance portion of the program. 2 weeks 1 wk 1 wk 2 weeks 4 distance courses per term sequentially one at a time 4 distance courses per term sequentially one at a time 4 distance courses per term sequentially one at a time Term 1 JulyDec Term 2 JanJune Term 3 JulyJan Blended learning A blended learning model combines the best features of face-to-face instruction with the convenience of online study. While in residence at Dartmouth students receive focused attention from faculty mentors work on course-related projects with fellow students and present and receive feedback on individual and group projects. Online learningsupported by advanced software toolsoffers working professionals the greatest flexibility. Students gather in a virtual classroom and work together building bonds with their peers and program faculty. Or they log on to the online classroom at any time from a variety of mobile devices including their program-issued iPad and make significant progress on course work. Organizations From private practices to integrated health systems Christiana Care Dartmouth-Hitchcock Intermountain Health Iora Health Mayo Clinic North Shore-LIJ Health System OneCare Vermont ACO Partners HealthCare University of Iowa Health Care Veterans Administration VA Other industry participants include AmeriHealth Cerner Blue Cross Blue Shield Booz Allen Hamilton Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab NY State Department of Health Siemens Healthcare UAW Health Benefits Trust UnitedHealthcare U.S. Navy Medical Corps. World Health Organization WHO Physicians 60 11 countries represented 39 U.S. states 11 Average years of work experience 23 Advanced degrees e.g. MD Ph.D. MBA MS and JD 90 Titles President and CEO Chief medical officer Chief financial officer Chief transformation officer SVP population health Director General counsel Section chief State senator Participants Physicians Hospital executives Government health officials Nurses Insurance executives Military officers Lawyers Allied health services Health ITmedical device Work on the front lines of care delivery in hospitals health systems and clinics 75Our students come to us as proven leaders with a desire to do more. They are here to change the way health care is delivered in their organizations and around the world. But along the way they also change themselves. Student Profile The relevance of the MHCDS material made the course load manageable. Having the ability to quickly apply what I learned in class to my daily activities at work created a seamless transition between the program and my job. Alok Sharan MD MHCDS 15 Director WESTMED Spine Center Curriculum for transformation The MHCDS program consists of 14 core courses each of which lasts approximately six weeks plus the continuing Personal Leadership course and Action Learning Project. All courses begin during one of four residential periods on the Dartmouth College campus and each course has a significant distance-learning component designed to require an average of 15 hours of student work per week. Action Learning Project Students will have the opportunity to put their learning to work in high-profile Action Learning Projects within their own organizations. This team-based experience benefits not only the student but the organization as well. Throughout the Action Learning Project students receive intensive one-to-one coaching and mentoring. Personal Leadership Each student will develop a Personal Leadership Plan in concert with faculty mentors. Based on the concept that effective leadership begins with self-awareness plans encompass an exploration of personal strengths as well as career goals. They provide not only short-term direction during the program but a plan for success into the future. Courses The Science of Health Care Delivery Finance Essentials for Leaders in Health Care Delivery Health Care Operations Management Management and Leadership of Health Care Organizations Health Economics and Policy Effective Information Technology for Health Care Organizations Strategy for Health Care Organizations Leveraging Data to Inform Decisions Shared Decision Making Clinical Microsystems Designing Leading and Improving Patient-Focused Care Management of Organizational Change Strategic Marketing for Health Care Organizations Population Health and Preventive Care Leading Innovation Course offerings are subject to change without notice at any time. The Dartmouth Atlas has radically changed how health care efficiency and effectiveness are perceived. Total Medicare Spending per Enrollee by Hospital Referral Region 2005 San Francisco Chicago New York Washington-Baltimore Detroit 8600 to 14360 58 7800 to 8600 66 7200 to 7800 59 6600 to 7200 65 5280 to 6600 58 Total Medicare Spending per Enrollee by Hospital Referral Region Why Dartmouth Dartmouth College is focusing its extensive expertise superior resources and thought leadership on a commitment to transform health care delivery. The Dartmouth Institute has worked to improve health care through education research policy reform quality improvement and communication. It established a new discipline in the evaluative clinical sciences and has advanced the concepts of informed patient choice and shared decision making. For more than 30 years data from the Institutes Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care has formed the foundation for understanding the problems and variations in the U.S. health care system. These and other TDI insights play a key role in the ongoing debate about health reform and are critical in the work towards ethical value-based improvements in health care delivery. Since 1900 the top-ranked Tuck School of Business has taught leaders how to shape organizations and industries in response to the demands of history. Today Tuck is teaching students how to manage uncertainty advance innovative concepts to operational reality and to shape organizations to reflect the needs and aspirations of the people they serve. MHCDS enables students to integrate scientific and managerial expertise in ways that create measurable impact and improvement in their organizations. Our students and alumni are empowered to solve the worlds biggest challenges for health and health care. Matthew J. Slaughter Ph.D. Dean Tuck School of Business Career Transformation How do you define professional progress For some its a formal promotion and a new title. For others its the ability to lead with greater impact and effectiveness. Regardless of how it is measured the opportunities for our students are many and begin before courses endthrough enhanced responsibilities new committee appointments and leadership opportunities that go beyond their clinical or administrative training. In addition to the many promotions to c-level and other senior leadership positions our students and graduates have accepted roles at the frontiers of health care transformation including as appointees to the boards of the new state health insurance exchanges and as leaders of innovation efforts across major health systems and academic medical centers. A Network for Life The degree is just the beginning. Over 18 months students forge deep personal and professional bonds with each other that stay with them throughout their careers. Every graduate becomes part of a diverse and powerful network of change leaders that offers a lifetime of support and opportunity. The Annual Dartmouth Symposium on Health Care Delivery Science a MHCDS alumni driven initiative draws a large number of alumni and current students back to Hanover to learn and to push themselves and each other to advance the transformation of health care. While we are all busy professionals I truly appreciate the team work camaraderie and humor between us. Working with colleagues from different disciplines is an enriching experience that transcends throughout the MHCDS program. Anne Mork RN MS MHCDS 16 Nurse Manager Trauma and Life Support Center University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics How to apply Please visit for detailed information about the program and how to apply. All applicantsboth individuals and organizational teamsshould apply online. There are three admissions rounds with the first application deadline in mid-November the second in late January and the third and final deadline in early March. Class sessions begin in July. Admission to the program is based on the interplay of five factors leadership capability academic excellence personal and professional accomplishment interpersonal skills and diversity of background and experience. Applicants are expected to have a minimum of five years work experience in health care delivery or a related field. Please refer questions to George Newcomb Director of Admissions at or 603-646-1222 The next step For more information and to apply visit our website at 37 Dewey Field Road Hanover NH 03755-7253 603-646-1222 2015 Trustees of Dartmouth College