About the Course


Based on the research of Professor Michael Porter and Professor Robert S. Kaplan, Value-Based Health Care Delivery for Low-Resource Settings is a framework for restructuring health care systems in low-resource settings with the overarching goal of value for patients–not access, cost containment, convenience, or customer service

The course materials are culled from programs taught across Harvard University and assembled specifically for health care delivery professionals. This course will engage participant in the analysis of case studies that describe efforts to improve health care delivery in resource poor settings. It will illuminate principles and frameworks for the design of efficient and effective global health interventions.

This course will educate participants in three main components of value-based health care:

  1. Measurement of outcomes at the medical condition level.
  2. Measurement of costs at the medical condition level over complete episodes of care.
  3. Innovation for health care delivery in emerging markets.

After completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish among various types of outcome metrics for a medical condition and leverage outcome measurement for innovation and process improvements in health care delivery systems
  2. Recognize the deficits in existing cost systems and learn how to implement time-drive activity based costing (TD-ABC) to simultaneously drive clinical and financial improvements, while maintaining or improving patient outcomes.
  3. Understand how value-based health care principles can be deployed in both developed and developing country settings.