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The health sector is intricate, dynamic, and far-reaching—a global network of entities that impacts people and economies like no other industry. Legislation, public and private exchanges, and new technologies offer incredible opportunities to improve the experience of care, reduce costs, and improve the health of patients. Navigating Health Care Trends gives you the opportunity to delve into emerging issues with leaders across multiple industry domains. You’ll gain a broader perspective on emerging issues and new approaches to problem-solving.

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"As a physician with a background in both the academic and private practice settings, I have been directly impacted by the fractured healthcare system in the US. This course provided me valuable insights into both the current state of the healthcare industry from the vantage point of its various constituents and the innovative factors disrupting the status quo. I found the faculty to be informative and engaging. I also benefitted greatly from hearing the viewpoints of fellow attendees. I have no doubt that this course will inform my decisions as I consider a career transition within this industry." —Dr. Vashali Mankad, Navigating Health Care Trends Participant, March 2018

Hear faculty member and course instructor David Ridley describe how he approaches the program:


New Feature!

Our Navigating Health Care Trends program now features an opportunity to touch base with your faculty and fellow participants once you're back at work. You'll have the ability, through a virtual "class", to discuss any changes in the health care industry subsequent to the course, address challenges you may have applying some of the course concepts in your own organization, or share opportunities you've been able to realize by applying your new skills and capabilities.

This virtual engagement, held one to two months after the conclusion of the in-person program, is at no additional cost to you. You'll have the benefit of getting additional perspectives on issues or situations not addressed in class, as well as reconnecting with your cohort of participants.


Who Should Attend?

Professionals and executives in health care strategy, sales, marketing, IT, finance, patient care, or administration will gain the most from the curriculum, but the program is valuable for anyone who needs to understand how organizations prosper in the industry’s evolving landscape.

More About the Program

Get ready for three days of intensive learning from faculty, industry peers, and leading experts. Engaging in a range of lectures and small-group discussions, you'll explore how rapid shifts in the health care landscape affect sectors beyond your own and discover how peers in the industry navigate the challenges and opportunities that result.

New technologies, new competitors, and new policies create continuous change, and the course is structured to show how these dynamics upend business models and cause players to re-evaluate their approaches.


Disruption for Providers

  • Disruptive Innovation in Health Care
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Value-Based Payment
  • Medical Value Travel
  • Innovation in Emerging Markets

Disruption for Payers

  • Bundling
  • Capitation
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Consumer Perspective

Disruption for Manufacturers

  • Biosimilars
  • Store Label Devices
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Niche Medicine

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of the program you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the perspectives of your partners and competitors in the health care ecosystem.
  • Analyze changes in the way providers and manufacturers are paid.
  • Understand your customers’ needs to improve the value of your health care product or service.
  • Identify which disruptive forces can succeed in the constrained health care space where government plays an important role in regulation and reimbursement.
  • Recognize which market segments will grow or shrink in profitability.
  • Cultivate a broader understanding of the health care sector to shape factors within your control.
  • Reallocate resources based on shifting paradigms.

Sample Schedule

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Welcome Dinner
6:00 - 8:00pm

Day 1

7:00 - 8:30am

Disruption in Health Care
8:30 - 11:45am

11:45am - 1:00pm

Disruption for Providers
1:00 - 4:30pm

Optional Campus Tour
4:30 - 6:00pm

6:00 - 8:00pm

Day 2

7:00 - 8:30am

Disruption for Payers
8:30 - 11:45am

11:45am - 1:00pm

Disruption for Manufacturers
1:00 - 4:30pm

6:00 - 8:00pm

Day 3

7:00 - 8:30am

Presentations and Program Review
8:30 - 11:30am

Program Close
11:30am - 12:00pm

12:00 - 1:00pm

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Professor David Ridley

David Ridley

David Ridley is a professor of business and economics and the faculty director of the Health Sector Management program at Fuqua. Professor Ridley’s research examines innovation and pricing, and led to his authoring a paper proposing the Priority Review Voucher program encouraging development of medications for neglected diseases that became law in 2007. He has consulted for life sciences companies including Amgen, Eli Lilly, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, and Pfizer.

Brian J. Caveney MD, JD, MPH

Brian J. Caveney MD, JD, MPH

Brian Caveney is chief medical officer of LabCorp. Previously, he was chief medical officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield where he directed the development and implementation of strategies to help employers control health care costs while improving the health of their employees. Earlier in his career, Dr. Caveney served as a physician and assistant professor at Duke University Medical Center and co-directed the preventive medicine course in the Duke University School of Medicine.

Krishna Udayakumar

Krishna Udayakumar

Krishna Udayakumar is an associate professor of global health and medicine at Duke University. As head of global innovation for Duke Health, he oversees the development and implementation of global strategy and global business development across healthcare delivery, biomedical sciences research, and health professions education and training. Professor Udayakumar leads the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery, a non-profit co-founded by Duke Health, McKinsey & Company, and the World Economic Forum, since its 2011 inception.

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