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Performance Measurement in Health Care

Summer Inst. term
Health Policy and Management
2 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Thu 06/03/2021 - Fri 06/25/2021
Class Times:
This course will be offered synchronously, via Zoom, on the following dates and times: June 3, 2021 (9a-12:30p); June 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 25, 2021 (9a-11a). Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course.
  • Thursday,  9:00am - 12:50pm
  • M Th,  9:00 - 11:20am
  • M Th,  9:00 - 11:20am
  • M F,  9:00 - 11:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Pamela Davis
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

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 Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss the evolution of performance measurement for hospitals and operational challenges for hospitals
  2. Describe data analysis, composite scores, and benchmarking
  3. Identify the components of payment reform including value-based purchasing, readmissions, and hospital-acquired conditions
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 80% Final Paper
  • 20% Participation

Enrollment Restriction:

Graduate students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course will be offered synchronously, via Zoom. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course. The final assignments will be due no later than August 6, 2021.