Monday, March 13, 2017

  • General Management Programme for Healthcare Executives (Batch-1) Module-4 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : General Management Programme for Healthcare Executives (Batch-1) Module-4
                                                 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. Shankar Venkatagiri & Rajluxmi V Murthy

    Programme Dates           : 4 & 12 – 17 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : M-12, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    The well-being of a population requires the coordinated participation of hospitals and healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical firms and their products, diagnostic services, healthcare technologies, informatics, insurance providers, entrepreneurs and finally, the community of healthcare recipients.

    Expenditure on healthcare is on the rise in India. Having reached the $100 billion mark in 2015, the spending is set to triple over the next 5 years. Consequently, there is a massive requirement for trained management professionals in healthcare. As with many other sectors, employees who are competent in their lines of work are identified to step into the shoes of managers. In the case of hospitals, senior doctors and nurses are charged with responsibilities that were not part of their training at college.

    The GMHE is a part-time certificate program that is aimed at high performing individuals in the healthcare domain, who are looking to transition from a functional role to a management role. This sectoral program is modelled on the highly successful Executive General Management Program (EGMP) offered under IIMB’s executive education programs for over a decade. The GMHE has been designed and developed by IIMB in partnership with apollo MedSkills, the skills arm of apollo hospitals. The academic content will be delivered by IIMB faculty, clinicians / administrators from some of the pre-eminent hospitals and healthcare service providers. There will also be frequent interactions with practioners from allied disciplines such as pharmaceuticals and insurance, which today play an important role in determining the success of healthcare delivery models. Participants in the GMHE will have ample opportunity to develop core business skills and competencies that are pertinent to their chosen domain within healthcare. They will involve themselves actively in case discussions, practicums, and interactive exercises in the classroom. The program’s activities will help participants in networking with peers from diverse backgrounds.

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  • Advanced Management Programme (Batch-11) Week-2 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : Advanced Management Programme (Batch-11) Week-2 
                                                 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. Sankarshan Basu, Sai Yayavaram, R Srinivasan & Jishnu Hazra

    Programme Dates           : 13 – 18 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : M-11, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    Managing in today’s dynamic and competitive environment calls for two critical capabilities from business managers - the need to be functionally competent in a global context and the ability to set and drive organizational agenda for growth and performance. This calls for functional mastery combined with personal leadership. The objective of this programme is to allow participants to manage this dual development agenda.

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  • Healthcare Analytics Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : Healthcare Analytics
                                                Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. U Dinesh Kumar, Ananth Rao & Partha Haldar

    Programme Dates           : 13 - 15 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : Central Pergola, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    Healthcare is an important sector for any economy and especially for India which is going through several structural and social changes that potentially affect status of people’s health. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, under its flagship National Rural Health Mission in the 11th five year plan, achieved considerable success in terms of healthcare indicators. Despite the government efforts, according to a McKinsey report, India is lagging in several healthcare infrastructure parameters such as doctors and bed densities compared to the WHO recommended guidelines1. Access to quality healthcare, service delivery, healthcare costs and financing are key issues faced by the country. Private sector in India plays a crucial role in addressing these health care issues. In 2009, private out-of-pocket expenditure in India accounted for 67% of the total expenditure on health.2 Healthcare service providers have to make several decisions to design healthcare service for different customer segments. In not-so-distant future, the healthcare provider would be required to deal with an enormous complex mix of challenges of an emerging economy, rapid unplanned urbanization, aging populations, global pandemics, environmental impacts on health, burden of non-communicable diseases, higher aspirations of patients, evidence-based-medicine, health insurance, medical tourism and above all, rising costs. Those having the ability to make an informed decision making would have greater odds of successfully facing some of the challenges, preparing beforehand and emerging as winners. ‘The primary differentiator in care at hospitals in the near future shall be the excellence in service, clinical care could still be supported by advances in technology, but service being a part of the culture needs rich reflections on the previous and prospective experiences to ensure a sound future. Analytics is thus the way to achieve the same.

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  • IIMB’s Research & Publications office to host seminar on ‘Meritocracy and the Public University’ on March 13

    Monday’s talk to be delivered by Delhi University’s Prof. Satish Deshpande

    10 March, 2017, Bengaluru: The Office of Research and Publications (R&P) at IIM Bangalore will be hosting a research seminar on ‘Meritocracy and the Public University’, on March 13 (Monday), 2017, from 2:30 pm, at Classroom P22. The talk will be delivered by Professor Satish Deshpande, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi. This talk will present excerpts from a forthcoming book on the sociology of meritocracy in India.

    Professor Deshpande’s research interests include caste and class inequalities, contemporary social theory, politics and history of the social sciences and south-south interactions. He is the author of Contemporary India: A Sociological View (2003) and (with Ghanshyam Shah, Harsh Mander, Sukhadeo Thorat and Amita Baviskar) Untouchability in Rural India (2006).

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    Topic: Meritocracy and the Public University

    Speaker: Prof. Satish Deshpande, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi

    Date: Monday, March 13, 2017

    Time: 2.30 pm onwards

    Venue: Classroom P22