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300.879.11 SS/R: PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT IN HEALTH CARE

Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Pamela Davis
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
Description:

Focuses on performance measurement for hospitals and describes key aspects and challenges of measurement initiatives in the current context of health care reform in general, and payment reform more specifically. The faculty, all senior health care professionals from the trenches, describe the regulatory environment, and Joint Commission and CMS requirements. They also summarize key measures used for public reporting and payment such as chart-abstracted clinical process, administrative data based outcomes, satisfaction, and efficiency. Highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each type of measure and discusses appropriate use of analytics and comparison data including patient satisfaction. Covers current public reporting and pay for performance initiatives and associated challenges. Another topic is emerging initiatives in the context of the electronic medical records, such as e-measures and meaningful use.

Learning Objective(s):
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Discuss the evolution of performance measurement for hospitals and operational challenges for hospitals
Describe data analysis, composite scores, and benchmarking
Identify the components of payment reform including Value-based Purchasing, Readmissions, and Hospital-acquired conditions
Evaluate satisfaction measurement and improvement
Review the changes of performance measurement in the context of EHR
Analyze the challenges of public reporting of quality measures for hospitals

Methods of Assessment: 80% final paper, 20% class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thu 06/06/2013 - Fri 06/07/2013
  • Thursday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2015-2016