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Yale SOM Perspectives: Healthcare

Take a front row seat to Yale faculty discussions on pressing topics related to Healthcare.

Changes in the healthcare industry and in public health have become integral to both our personal lives and professional work. New research and cutting-edge findings can impact organizations even if they are outside the healthcare sector.

Stay on top of healthcare and public health news with Yale faculty and experts as they discuss urgent, pressing issues in the Yale Executive Education series, Healthcare Perspectives.

Join Yale Professor Howard Forman as he explores current topics in healthcare that impact business as a whole. Topics may include healthcare law, operations, public health, and government policy. Explore the different sides of current healthcare policy debates and expectations for how policy will impact business. Discover how business leadership impacts the evolution of healthcare in the United States.

Come away with a firm grasp of how current events in the healthcare industry impact business decisions and new professional connections in the healthcare field.

Howard Forman teaching executive education.
Participant learning remotely in digital program.
Yale School of Management's Evans Hall.

About the Program

What to Expect
  • Discover how current events in the healthcare industry impact business decisions
  • Explore the different sides of current healthcare policy debates and expectations and how they will impact business
  • Learn how business leadership impacts the evolution of healthcare in the United States
  • Make new professional connections within the healthcare industry
Who Should Attend

Business leaders, healthcare leaders, and lifelong learners curious about the impacts of healthcare on business.

Program Topics

Every week Yale faculty will convene with participants to discuss developments in healthcare policy and the corresponding impact on public and private sector organizations. The first three topics include:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry: Current Challenges and Opportunities - Professor Howard Forman will provide participants with a broad overview of the landscape of the pharmaceutical industry, exposing participants to the approval process for drugs/biologics/generics and the challenges facing the industry, government & private payers & the FDA.
  • Medicare - Professor Forman will expose participants to the current state of Medicare, discussing financing and other challenges such as its impact on healthcare delivery.
  • Value-Based and Patient-Centered Healthcare - Professor Forman will lead a conversation with Rahul Rajkumar, Chief Operating Officer of Optum Care, leveraging Dr. Rajkumar's lengthy experience working for government and private firms to find more effective ways to pay for healthcare.

For the second half of the program, possible topics include investing in life sciences, federally qualified health centers, and disparities in maternal care.


Faculty and lecturers are subject to change.

Howard Forman
Howard Forman

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Economics, and Public Health; Professor in the Practice of Management; Director of the MD/MBA Program; Director of Healthcare Curriculum, MBA for Executives Program, Yale School of Management

Areas of Expertise: Health Care, Nonprofit Management, Public Health

Read the full bio

Professor Forman is a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology (and faculty director for Finance), Public Health (Health Policy), Economics and Management. Professor Forman directs the Health Care management program in the Yale School of Public Health and teaches healthcare economics in the Yale College Economics Department. He is the faculty founder and director of the MD/MBA program as well as the faculty director of the healthcare focus area in the School of Management’s MBA for Executives program. As a practicing emergency/trauma radiologist, he is actively involved in patient care and issues related to financial administration, healthcare compliance, and contracting. His research has been focused on improving imaging services delivery through better access to information. He has worked as a health policy fellow in the U.S. Senate, on Medicare legislation.

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Registration Information

Program Details

This program includes one learning hour each week and one networking hour each week over the course of six weeks.

Please note this program does not issue a certificate of completion.

Dates: Forthcoming
Duration: 6 weeks
Program format: Live online sessions
Commitment: 2 hours per week
Program Fee: $895
Contact: Xiuling Li, Managing Director of Learning Partnerships