Healthcare Strategy

Drive your healthcare organisation forward with innovative strategies

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Course Dates



Course Duration


2 months, online
4-6 hours per week

Course Fee

Applications close on 6 October 2022

Apply before 6 October 2022 and avail early bird tuition assistance of USD 150.
Use code NUSMED150TA while applying.

New features:
●   2 Live Sessions with Faculty
●   Immersive real-world scenarios to better prepare participants for the challenging situation that impact healthcare organizations

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Programme Goals

What will this Programme do for you?

This programme is especially helpful for professionals aspiring to:

  • Assess the current and future healthcare trends in Asia to identify challenges and opportunities for business
  • Apply the framework and strategies for innovation in healthcare to enhance business efficiency
  • Develop strategies to achieve operational as well as overall organisational excellence in healthcare organisations
  • Apply techniques to effectively manage stakeholders in healthcare organisation
  • Implement winning strategies to solve healthcare problems and accelerate business growth
  • Outline a plan for successful internationalisation of a business
  • Create an action plan to manage risks and adherence to biomedical ethics and clinical governance in healthcare

Programme Highlights

90+ Recorded Video Lectures

12 Assignments

12 Guest Speakers

8 Discussion Boards

5 Real-World Case Studies

2 Live Sessions with Faculty

2 Live Sessions with Faculty

1 Role-Play Simulation

Programme Modules

The programme is 8 modules, each comprehensively covering the aspects of healthcare strategies in an organisation.

    • Fireside Chat with Prof Tikki Pang on healthcare in Asia, the opportunities, and the challenges for realising full potential.
    • Fireside Chat with Prof Kishore Mahbubani on the long arc of history and why it's time for Asia to not rise, but to rise again.
    • Fireside Chat with Prof Chong Yap Seng on academia as an engine for healthcare innovation, with illustration of live examples
    • Asia’s Healthcare Innovation: Ecosystem Landscape, Opportunities and Challenges
    • The Biodesign Process Framework
    • A Success Story in Surgical Innovation
    • Leading Healthcare Organisations
    • Putting Patients First
    • Excellence in Healthcare Organisations, Leadership, Clinical Quality, Healthcare Services, and Learning and Innovation
    • Role of People, Teams and Community in Operational Excellence
    • A Success Story - Mayo Clinic
    • Fireside chat session and interview with Mr Paolo Borromeo on patients as customers in emerging Asia - Highly advanced economies and emerging market.
    • Fireside chat session and interview with Mr Paolo Borromeo on patients as customers in emerging Asia - Biggest learning point in healthcare.
    • Fireside chat session with Jingjin Liu on concept of consumer directed sexual wellness as a business.
    • Fireside chat session with Chey May Long on Ethics of patients as customers/ Drawing red lines – Managing patient-customer dynamic.
    • Strategic/Operational Planning
    • Stakeholder Identification
    • Stakeholder Roles
    • Stakeholder Power
    • Stakeholder Interests
    • Stakeholder Management Grid
    • Stakeholder Relations
    • Stakeholder Monitoring
    • Interview on winning strategies with Mr Lim Wai Mu on problems in healthcare and biggest learnings for their organization.
    • Interview on winning strategies with Mark Middleton (Icon Group) on distinguishing from peers and personal learnings as a leader
    • Discussion - Case Study on Jiahui Health with Dr Koh Hau to see an example of how one plus one can be equal to three and more
    • Case interview with Dr Bechara Saab on healthcare offering expanding into the Asian market through Singapore.
    • Case interview with XiangQian (XQ) Lin on healthcare offering in Singapore that expanded globally.
    • Systems Governing Medical Professionals, Organisations and Practices
    • Clinical Governance 101
    • Patient Safety and Medical Errors
    • Medical Professionalism and Biomedical Ethics
    • Health Law and Health Statutes
    • Understanding Medical Negligence
    • Clinical Risk Management

Case Studies

Ping An Good Doctor

Creating a Nondisruptive Solution for China’s Healthcare System

SurgInnov 2020

SurgInnov 2020

Implementing the Biodesign Process for Medical Device Innovation in Head & Neck Surgery

Mayo Clinic

Multidisciplinary Teamwork, Physician-Led Governance, and Patient-Centered Culture Drive World-Class Health Care

Praava Health

A New Model for Bangladesh

Presidential Address

Presidential Address

Medical-legal issues in obstetrics and gynaecology

Role-Play Simulation

Transforming Healthcare Delivery with Enhanced Value for Patients

Interactive role-play sessions with programme leader where participants will get an opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world scenarios and build first person experience to handle situations which are most challenging and bear high financial impact on healthcare organisations; while enhancing 'value' for patients, keeping customers at the heart of corporate decision making.

Why Enrol for the Programme?

The demand for healthcare in Asia is fast-growing, driven by shifting demographics, consumer expectations and regulations. In response to these ongoing disruptions, digital ecosystems and technologies continue to emerge. These innovations enable healthcare professionals to reimagine the future of care delivery and management and what operational excellence looks like.

But the world's fastest-growing healthcare market is complex, which can make it challenging for professionals and organisations to stay ahead of the curve and ensure better treatment quality and outcomes across all touchpoints.

In the Healthcare Strategy Programme, offered by NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, you will:

  • Gain a holistic view of the demand for healthcare in Asia
  • Build strategies for innovation & operational excellence
  • Learn to manage stakeholders
  • Outline a plan for internationalisation within your organisation

USD 49.4B

Singapore's healthcare market is expected to grow to USD 49.4 Billion by 2029.



Asia’s healthcare market could more than double from 2017 to 2024, with a 12% average annual growth rate compared to 5% growth pace projected for the global healthcare market.


Who Is This Programme for?

Healthcare Strategy is designed for mid- to senior-level healthcare professionals who aspire to gain a holistic view of Asia’s fast-growing healthcare market.

The programme is applicable across major industries, including Hospitals and Healthcare, Higher Education, IT and Services, Pharmaceuticals, Management Consulting, Medical Devices, Marketing and Advertising, Government Administration, International Trade and Development, and Customer Goods.

  • Strategise healthcare offerings to transit from brick-&-mortar solutions to valuable hybrid propositions
  • Develop strategies to deliver better products & services through "cutting-edge" solutions
  • Take up healthcare projects & improve domain knowledge & expertise
  • Innovate healthcare offerings to solve consumer-focused problems
  • Help organisations adapt to new technologies or methods through innovation
  • Explore wider strategy opportunities & its implementation in healthcare

Programme Faculty

Faculty Member Jeremy Lim Fung Yen

Dr Jeremy Lim Fung Yen

MBBS, MRCS (Edin), MPH, MMed (Surg), FAMS Associate Professor, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Professor Jeremy is the co-founder and CEO of AMiLi, the first dedicated gut microbiome full-service company in Southeast Asia. He is also Director of the Leadership Institute for Global Health Transformation (LIGHT) at the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health where he works to enhance cooperation, capacity building and knowledge sharing across the region... More info

Faculty Member Rena Dharmawan

Dr Rena Dharmawan

MD, MMed (Surg), FRCS (Edin), BSc (Biomed Engineering) Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr Rena Dharmawan believes that with the right innovation, one can improve the lives of millions at a time. She is a Consultant at Division of Surgical Oncology in National Cancer Centre Singapore and Fellow in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centre. Dr Rena Dharmawan also holds a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor and Entrepeneur-in-Residence at the Center of Technology and Development (CTeD) at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore... More info

Faculty Member Prem Kumar Nair

Dr Prem Kumar Nair

MBBS, MBA(Distinction) Adjunct Associate Professor, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Dr Prem Kumar Nair oversees the operations and management of IHH’s business units in Singapore, which includes Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Gleneagles and Parkway East hospitals, primary healthcare network Parkway Shenton, as well as ancillary and education entities such as Parkway Radiology, Parkway Laboratory, Parkway Rehab, Parkway Cancer Centre and Parkway College... More info

Faculty Member Jason Yap

Dr Jason CH Yap

MBBS, MMed (Public Health), FAMS MBA (Information Systems), GDipCS Vice Dean (Practice); Director (Public Health Translation); Associate Professor, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Dr Jason CH Yap joins NUS from Singapore’s national enabling agency for Integrated Care, where he served as Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Public Health Physician and continues as Senior Visiting Consultant and Associate Programme Director in the National Preventive Medicine Residency... More info

Faculty Member Dr Joseph Mocanu

Dr Joseph Mocanu

PhD, MBA, BSc (Molecular Genetics & Molecular Biology) Guest Lecturer, NUS & Managing Director of Verge HealthTech Fund

Dr Joseph Mocanu is the Managing Direct of Verge HealthTech Fund focusing on early stage healthcare technology companies relevant to emerging markets. Prior to this, Dr Joseph was a scientist researching new cancer therapies, a medical device entrepreneur, and a management consultant for Oliver Wyman where he led life sciences and digital health across Asia... More info

Faculty Member Prof Thirumoorthy

Dr T Thirumoorthy

MBBS (Malaya), FRCP, FAMS (Dermatology), Masters in Healthcare Ethics & Law, Masters in Counselling Adjunct Professor & PDP Programme Director, Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr T Thirumoorthy graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Malaya in 1972 and went on to be trained in internal medicine and dermatology. He served in both public and private practice and returning in 2002 to be the founding director and senior consultant dermatologist of the dermatology department at the Singapore General Hospital... More info

Guest Speakers

Faculty Member Prof Kishore Mahbubani

Prof Kishore Mahbubani

Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Prof Tikki Pang

Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Prof Chong Yap Seng

Dean, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Mr Paolo Borromeo

President and CEO Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc

Faculty Member Ms Sylvana Q. Sinha

Ms Sylvana Q. Sinha

Founder, Chair, and CEO Praava Health

Ms Jingjin Liu

Founder and CEO ZaZaZu Pte Ltd

Ms Long Chey May

Group Chief Patient Officer National University Health System

Mr Lim Wai Mun

Founder, CEO and Chairman Doctor Anywhere

Mr Mark Middleton

Group CEO Icon Group

Dr Koh Hautek

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jiahui Health, China

Dr Bechara Saab

Chief Executive Officer Mobio Interactive

Faculty Member XiangQian (XQ) Lin

Mr XiangQian (XQ) Lin

Chief Executive Officer Esco Lifesciences


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