Leadership in a new era of health care

Led by Johns Hopkins faculty and leading experts, our Health Care courses are designed to transform health care practices in an ever-changing environment. Learn how to approach new challenges, devise strategies for developing products and solutions, and how to drive innovation.


Behavioral Economics for Health Care

Patients' medical outcomes (and health outcomes more broadly) depend on more than just medical treatment. In behavioral economics for health care, participants learn the impact that behavioral factors affecting patients, doctors, and their interaction can have on decision-making, costs, treatment path, wellness, and even survival. In this course, participants will explore how psychological biases, reference points, environmental cues, heuristics, and habits play a role in everything from prescriptions, testing, continuity of patient treatment, and more.

This course will prepare you to:

  • Understand how behavioral economics can have short and long-term effects on patient outcomes.
  • Apply the standard neoclassical economics model to health care.
  • Examine how psychological biases can impact patient care.
  • Make more systemic decisions that will impact successful patient care.
  • Develop a roadmap for incorporating behavioral economics into your practice to become a more effective leader.

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Innovations for Substance Use Disorders

The Innovations for Substance Use Disorders (I4SUD) certificate program is a National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) sponsored course offered through Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Office of Executive Education. The course is open to researchers and other professionals motivated to solve challenges related to substance use disorders (SUDs). Participants will be selected through a competitive application process and will be able to attend the course entirely free of cost. During the program, participants will work individually or in teams to assess if their ideas and inventions can be transformed into innovations to address problems in SUDs. I4SUD combines asynchronous and synchronous online activities; a multi-day visit to Baltimore for workshops, clinical site visits, and community building; and the development of a business model to make participants competitive for NIDA-supported programs, such as the “$100,000 Start a SUD Startup” Challenge, and SBIR and STTR programs, as well as other funding opportunities.

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