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Transforming Health Systems for Accountable Care

Transforming Health Systems for Accountable Care

"It’s definitely had an impact in the way that I approach managing my own division and looking at ways of cost saving and also leveraging some of the things I learned in the course to create value to the patients that we treat in our division."

- Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, PhD, FACS, Professor of Surgery and Oncology, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology

Program Overview
  • Application Deadline: December 19, 2014
  • Course Schedule:
    January 12 - June 18, 2015
    • Kick-off week: Monday, January 12 through Friday afternoon, January 16, 2015
    • Monday evening lectures via the web: January 26, February 9, February 23, and March 9, 2015
    • Middle intensive week: Monday, March 23 through Friday afternoon, March 27, 2015
    • Monday evening lectures via the web: April 13, May 4, and June 1, 2015
    • Summation week: Tuesday, June 16 through Thursday, June 18, 2015
    • Longitudinal experiential inter-professional team based projects at the sponsoring organizations beginning in February 2015 with capstone in June 2015

We’ve created a blueprint for transforming health systems for Accountable Care that is umatched. Leveraging the assets of the nation’s #1 Schools of Public Health and Nursing, Johns Hopkins Medicine, with its renowned School of Medicine and the nation’s top hospital, and the Carey Business School, this program will enable health care executives to lead the change to accountable care.

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health system success will depend increasingly on moving away from the current fragmented fee for service acute care model to one based on integrated accountability for the health of populations at a predictable cost. Health system executives with the tools and skills to lead this fundamental change will be the keys to a successful transition. A central tenet is that to be successful in this new model, organizations must train and involve the talent and knowledge of physicians, nurses, managers, and other health professionals to manage health improvement and cost collaboratively across the continuum of care.


This program will accelerate successful health system transition to accountable care by developing a cadre of leaders with the tools to lead and manage in this important new area under health reform.

Program Structure

One week of “boot camp” at the beginning; one intensive week in the middle; five months of experiential learning in team projects at the executive(s)’ home organization combined with web-based synchronous and asynchronous lectures; and a ½ week summation experience with capstone presentations of their projects to their sponsors and peers. 

“We value the science behind innovation, we value the creation of evidence and applying all that discipline to this new world we think is critically important; We can pilot a lot of things, applying the evidence based approach to this new question around how do you optimize the delivery of care.”

- Patty Brown, JD, President Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC, Senior Vice President, Johns Hopkins Medicine Managed Care & Population Health