Wharton Executive Education is the nation’s only executive education program that offers a health care industry vertical. Our faculty thought leaders are experts in health care finance and management, health care quality and cost, health improvement, health care access and equity, and more.
Select Wharton faculty members are affiliated with Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, which consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Executive Education engagements draw on the innovative ideas of faculty throught the Wharton School. Two research centers that are of particular interest to health care executives:
Center for Health Management and Economics
By focusing on research and communication, the Center for Health Management and Economics explores how managerial insight and economic incentive can improve the current state of health care provision. The Center fosters interaction between academic and business leaders by hosting annual conferences, publishing a quarterly digest, and supporting a variety of research projects. Works in progress include international price comparisons for pharmaceuticals, hospital ownership conversions, and alignment of physician groups and health systems.
A formal cooperative venture among the University of Pennsylvania's schools of medicine, business, nursing, and dental medicine, LDI works to improve public health through multidisciplinary studies in medicine, economics, and social and ethical issues that influence health care. The Institute emphasizes research on the efficient allocation and appropriate use of health care resources and the development of innovative health care delivery systems. Visit the Center's website »