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312.678.01 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY: A MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE

Department:
Health Policy and Management
Term:
3rd term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday,  10:30 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Jamila Savage
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Introduces students to the latest thinking on healthcare quality and patient safety improvement through didactic sessions, interactive exercises and case studies that have direct relevance for the public health practitioner, healthcare administrator or clinician. Focuses on the specific domains of healthcare quality and patient safety based on the strategies recommended by the Institute of Medicine report "To Err is Human." Examines healthcare quality and patient safety from a strategic viewpoint with the goal of making heathcare administrators into effective decision makers.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the national policy, regulatory, and advocacy pressures to improve patient safety
  2. Identify organizational structures and processes designed to improve quality and patient safety
  3. Describe the role of accountability and how it is used to guide costs, quality and outcomes
  4. Explain strategies designed to increase the use of evidence based patient safety interventions
  5. Analyze the relationship between patient safety organizational culture and communication that influence patient outcomes
  6. Describe the elements of Risk Management and their contribution towards patient safety strategies
  7. Explain strategies for building a business case for improving safety
Methods of Assessment:

Team papers and presentation, case studies and class participation.

Enrollment Restriction:

not open to undergraduates

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

due to enrollment limits, all students need to obtain permission to register

For consent, contact:

jsavage@jhsph.edu

Special Comments:

Students who take this course should not take 309.730 or 311.615 in the same year.