Innovators for Community Wellness is a novel programme for senior healthcare managers who work in the areas of chronic diseases and family medicine. It is designed for people with medical, nursing, health education and public health backgrounds whose management responsibilities have increased significantly and who are faced with the challenge of developing new approaches for healthcare service design and delivery. The programme is held in our Abu Dhabi campus and welcomes applicants who work in the Middle East.
Participants will gain a better understanding of their own innovation skills and how to improve and develop the innovation skills of those around them. They will develop an appreciation of how to apply process thinking in order to implement strategic visions for health care more effectively. They will also develop skills for patient-centred care and establishing a common vision for the care providers in their own organisations. They will explore the dynamics of strategic positioning in health care networks, and they will develop the seeds of ideas that can be applied in their home institutions to improve healthcare value in the populations that they serve.
Key topics include:
- Self-discovery and team-development skills for innovation
- Value delivery (delivering on strategic goals)
- Communication and the integrated care environment from the perspectives of marketing/patient interaction and organisational strategy
- Improve innovation skills and the ability to maximise the potential of staff
- Understand the special nature of service operations: patient experience and behaviour, key process levers to improve value, quality and delivery of healthcare
- Engage with tools that help to structure and innovate services for chronic care in a way that leads to measurable improvements for patients and community wellness