MIT School of Architecture and Planning

WSJ+ members receive an exclusive 15% course cost reduction for the Launching HealthTech Innovation course.

26 January 2022
Registration closes 1 Feb

$2,800 $2,380
Payment options available


6 weeks




7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning

Launching HealthTech Innovation

WSJ+ members receive an exclusive 15% course cost reduction for the Launching HealthTech Innovation course.


26 January 2022

Registration closes 1 Feb



$2,800 $2,380

Payment options available

Length: 6 weeks

Language: English

Effort: 7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning

About the Offer

WSJ+ members are invited to register for the Launching HealthTech Innovation course presented by MIT School of Architecture and Planning in collaboration with Esme Learning. The upcoming presentation of the course starts 26 Jan 2022, and new presentations are available each quarter. As a part of this offer, learners will receive an exclusive 15% course cost reduction, alongside exclusive access to a white paper from Prof. Alex "Sandy" Pentland; Professor, Institute for Data Systems and Society, MIT Sloan School of Management. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive an additional $500 credit towards future MIT online courses through Esme Learning.


About the Launching HealthTech Innovation Course

Discover the path to successful digital health innovation.


Healthcare data can revolutionize how we think of every part of the healthcare ecosystem. Once the domain of niche consumer products like Jawbone and Fitbit, digital health is now disrupting the healthcare industry by creating new value using wearables and patient engagement data.

Investments in corporate innovation and startups are outpacing previous years, as investors and healthcare companies expect innovation to come from areas such as data interoperability, mental health and personalized care. According to Global Market Insights Inc., the worldwide digital health market is projected to hit $504.4B by 2025.

In light of this opportunity, the Leading Health Tech Innovation course was developed to provide a comprehensive guide to structuring a successful HealthTech product, service or venture.

This course is not just for entrepreneurs or those who join startups in the HealthTech space, it is also for those inventing new products and services within medium and large Healthcare companies looking to embrace the transformative power of AI-wearables and machine learning.

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What's Included?

Course: Launching HealthTech Innovation
Format: online, collaborative learning
Course starts: 26 January 2022
Duration: 6 weeks
Effort: 7-10 hours per week
Price: $2,800 $2,380
Certificate issued by: MIT School of Architecture + Planning
Language: English


Offer details*

  • Exclusive 15% course cost reduction to accelerate your career
  • Access to exclusive faculty white paper for cutting-edge industry insights
  • Collaboration with C-suite speakers, experts and colleagues to develop a global peer-to-peer network
  • A distinguished professional profile differentiated by a certificate of completion issued by MIT School of Architecture + Planning
  • A $500 credit towards future MIT online courses through Esme Learning upon course completion

What You Will Gain


  • Current, essential knowledge designed and delivered in partnership with elite academic and industry leaders.
  • Career-transforming skills through frameworks, strategies and methodologies to help you succeed with your health venture.
  • Increased professional credibility from a certificate of attendance issued by a globally recognized university.
  • A powerful professional network built on connections with an international network of experts, influencers and e-lumni.

Course Content

Module 0: Orientation

An overview of the course, the next-generation AI platform used to deliver it, and the community of fellow AI innovators and leaders.

Module 1: Introduction to Health Tech Ventures: Digital Transformation in Healthcare

Explore the concepts of AI-wearables, health data and health tech and how they transform the health industry.Participants will learn:


  • What a health venture is by identifying prominent examples
  • Key health venture principles and processes
  • Current developments in health care and predictions for future trends

Module 2: Health Technologies & Innovation

Make the connection between innovation and technology aspects of apatient’s health and their data:


  • Discover how AI and Big Data play an essential role in aproduct, service orventure’s creation and life cycle

Module 3: Architecting Your Product, Service or Venture

Discuss key principles and processes that will help forge the path to a successful healthtech product, service orventure:


  • Follow a business model and review case studies that explore the innovation process
  • Assess and respond to hurdles through lectures and case studies
  • Design and create a resilient ventureor business plan

Module 4: Venture Capital

Engage in a high-level introduction to the venture capital investment process including alternative funding sources:


  • Learn what to expect when seeking funding for a venture
  • Understand the cost implications of innovation
  • Consider the role of venture capital in supporting innovation

Module 5: Regulations + Your Health Tech Product, Service or Venture

Explore the mission value of ahealth tech product, service orventure and key considerations for determining whether it will follow an FDA approval track:


  • Gain new perspectives from case studies outlining alternative paths to a venture
  • Learn about the world’s alternatives to the FDA

Module 6: Health Data

Data has been the beginning of many great products, services or ventures in health tech. In this module, learners will:


  • Explore the importance of data mining
  • Analyze challenges and ethical concerns
  • Learn best practices for using and monetizing data

Your Faculty Director

Rosalind Picard,

Faculty Director

Professor of Media Arts and Sciences
Co-Director, Advancing Wellbeing Initiative
Faculty Chair, MIT Mind+Hand+Heart

Guest Speakers

Throughout the course, you will also learn from leading academic and industry experts from startups, venture capital, healthcare systems, government, pharma, med tech and high impact members of the healthcare ecosystem.

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