THE YOUNG TALENTS ATTENDING SDA BOCCONI'S ONCOLOGY MANAGEMENT FAST TRACK WILL PRESENT THEIR PROPOSALS THIS WEEK, WITH THE INTENT TO IMPLEMENT THEM IN THE ONCOLOGY UNITS THEY WORK FOR
Twenty-five projects focused on oncology will be presented at SDA Bocconi this week from 6 to 8 April. They have been designed by young talents who aspire to management positions and who took part in the first edition of the Oncology Management Fast Track, an executive course designed in partnership with the Collegio Italiano dei Primari Oncologi Medici Ospedalieri, CIPOMO. They aren’t speculative projects, but innovation strategies developed with the approval of the managers of the public and accredited healthcare units where the twenty-five professionals work. It means that the projects will be likely be implemented.
The Spring School is the last stage of the Oncology Management Fast Track. The first ten classes are devoted to the Italian healthcare system and the basics of business administration. National and international case studies are discussed over the course of five workshops. In the final phase every participant develops a project in one of the following five thematic areas: redesigning the patient path from diagnosis to follow-up; relationship between cardiology and oncology; integration between hospitals and local service network; management of emergencies and unplanned activities; new organizational models for the Oncology Operative Units. On April 8, a commission composed of SDA Bocconi, CIPOMO and managers of healthcare companies will declare five winners, one in each area. The feasibility and the universality of the projects will be rewarded.
“It’s an unique learning program”, says Valeria D. Tozzi, Director of both the Oncology Management Fast Track and the MIMS, Master in Management for Healthcare. “It’s the first Italian executive course designed according to the needs expressed by the community of professionals. We arranged meetings between senior and junior managers so that no valuable knowledge gets lost in the generational shift that is taking place”.
Sooner or later, what happens in oncology will happen elsewhere in the healthcare system. Early diagnosis and high-end treatments are very high priced and put the National Health Service to the test. “When it comes to oncology, innovation, evolution of knowledge and sustainability are critical and therefore they represent examples for other branches”. The next goals, Tozzi says, are the planning of the second edition of the Oncology Management Fast Track, the building of an alumni network, and the creation of a repository at CIPOMO to share knowledge and projects.