Partners International

How We Work

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We empower our global partners to create their own leading brands as they transform health care and raise the standard of care in their local communities. To accomplish this, we build long-term, collaborative relationships with international organizations who share our vision for drastically improving health care delivery, medical education and biomedical research.

We believe that there is no “one size fits all” approach to solving health care challenges. Solutions that might work well for a hospital or health care system in one setting might not be well-suited for another. Our approach is to partner with clients to develop custom solutions that meet local and regional needs and challenges while integrating global best practices with the specific tactical, cultural and logistical requirements of the client.

Knowledge Transfer Model

Partners HealthCare International® (PHI) has access to the world-class globally unmatched expertise available within Partners HealthCare and its major teaching hospitals and affiliates. Combined with over 100 years of collective international experience of our advisory services experts, We have helped international clients build locally-relevant, sustainable, scalable and innovative health care institutes and academic medical centers, many of which have become regional centers of excellence.

Our core team has vast and varied expertise in areas such as:

  • Strategic planning
  • Organizational development
  • Clinical program planning
  • Hospital operations and management
  • Health care facilities development
  • Clinical workforce development and performance improvement
  • Academic and research systems
  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Quality management
  • Innovation

Our collaborative model includes close partnership with a dedicated senior client team.   We primarily use a train-the-trainer model and leadership development approach, with the ultimate goal of our clients becoming self-sustaining centers of excellence.  Many clients have developed the expertise to go on to teach and lead other organizations to grow and succeed.

Collaborating organizations become self-sustaining centers of excellence in their own right. Many have gone on to teach and lead other organizations to grow and succeed similarly.

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Project Teams

For each new collaboration, PHI assembles a unique project team that brings together the expertise required to meet our partners’ needs.

A typical project team includes:

  • One or more executive team members who provide senior oversight
  • A project leader who serves as the primary director, provides expertise as required, and works closely with his or her client counterpart to ensure that the project meets objectives
  • A program manager
  • A program coordinator
  • Relevant subject matter experts (SMEs), including clinicians, researchers, and administrators, from throughout the Partners HealthCare system.