2023-2024 Catalog

HLTH-810 Quality, Patient Safety, and Patient Experience

The "production" of healthcare is a service of significant personal and social consequence and the quality of that service is high on the agenda of every healthcare leader. A number of trends in the industry are interacting to provide both new challenges and new opportunities for managers in the areas of healthcare quality, patient safety and patient experience. Among those trends are new ways of organizing and delivering services, new technologies, the growth of consumerism and patient-centered care, and new standards and expectations. This course builds on Foundation and Core Level 1 courses as it focuses on the complexities and processes of assuring quality performance in healthcare organizations. Among the topics covered in this course are: creating a culture of safety; establishing and sustaining organizational alignment; quality/safety implications for accreditation and regulatory compliance; and measuring and improving the patient experience.