||The HBS Value-Based Health Care (VBHC) team is the pioneer in using measurement of outcomes and costs to drive transformational improvements in the delivery of health care. Under the leadership of HBS professors and thought leaders, Michael E. Porter and Robert S. Kaplan, the team helps clinical leaders and healthcare executives improve health care outcomes, quality, and cost. The underlying concepts are described in Porter-Lee, “The Strategy that will Fix Health Care,” (HBR, October 2013); Kaplan-Porter, “How to Solve the Cost Crisis in Health Care,” (HBR, September 2011); and Porter-Kaplan, “How to Pay for Health Care,” (HBR, July 2016). To learn more about the background and the mission of this exciting research project, please visit the program website where you can find links to videos featuring Professors Robert Kaplan and Michael Porter, as well as value-based health care cases and articles authored by the VBHC team.
Duties & Responsibilities:
HBS seeks a Project Leader, Research Associate for the VBHC team to lead projects introducing innovative cost and outcome measurements that will transform the economics of delivering health care through focused process improvements, cost reductions, and new payment methods that align the incentives of providers to deliver higher value care. The Project Leader, working under the supervision of Professor Robert Kaplan, will help health care providers introduce Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing (TDABC) and associated cost improvement and reimbursement initiatives at leading health care organizations, such as Mayo Clinic, Partners Health Care, Boston Children’s Hospital, American College of Surgeons, Department of Defense, and several global health entities, among many others. The Project Leader will also conduct research, contribute to publications, develop teaching case studies, and support HBS health care executive programs.
The position provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to become an expert and thought leader in the application of value-based health care. It involves exposure to and the development of relationships with leaders at pioneering health care delivery organizations and professional associations. The experience involves invaluable training for a career in health care delivery, including hospital and health system leadership, health care policy, and consulting.
• This is a full-time term appointment through June 30, 2020. HBS prefers a candidate who is willing to make a minimum two-year commitment given the time required to master value-based health care methodology, build successful relationships with partner organizations, make an impact, and conduct research as part of the Porter-Kaplan Value Based Health Care initiative.
• Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, a cover letter and resume are required for full consideration. Upon the review of application materials, applicants may be asked to submit a writing sample and transcript(s). All positions will be given a writing exam and/or comparable exercise.
• Harvard Business School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this role.
• Please do not submit directly to Professor Porter and Professor Kaplan.
• An MBA, MD, MPH, or related graduate degree along with proven strong project leadership/management skills and experience in health care delivery are required.
• Experience in a top-tier management or health care consulting firm, and in the practice of medicine is desirable, but not required. Computer skills including fluency with PowerPoint, Excel, process mapping software, making presentations, and comfort working in an academic environment are also important. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
• The successful candidate will be a self-starter and able to operate independently, have strong relationship management skills; demonstrated ability to lead teams driven to success; ability to work with senior leadership; strong conceptual ability; the ability to actively listen and quickly process new concepts and ideas; excellent writing skills; the ability to work productively under time pressure; willingness to travel (the travel expected is moderate); interest in and ability to apply innovative cost measurement and management practices.