On August 8, 2016, the second delivery of IHL Executive Healthcare Leadership Program was launched at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in the city of New York. More than 20 Chinese healthcare leaders attended the course. The delegation consisted of hospital administrators, healthcare industry representatives, and government officials.

During their 9-day stay, speakers from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Cornell University Weill Cornell Medicine College and many other top institutions gave lectures, seminars and case study sessions to the delegation on various topics in healthcare management including Strategic Management, Quality and Safety, Healthcare Finance and Healthcare IT. The group was also invited for tours in Mount Sinai Hospital, Columbia Family Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center to get to know the U.S. healthcare and clinical practice in depth. A Certificate of Completion issued by Columbia University was awarded to each delegate at the end of the course.

Compared to the first delivery back in 2014, the refined course structure was able to efficiently deliver theoretical models and practical experience that met the updated demand in Chinese health care. The program was highly appraised by the delegation as well as the faculty. The first Alumni Symposium of the Executive Healthcare Leadership Program is expected to be held in China this fall.