May 25, 2022  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HA 704 - Healthcare Quality Improvement

Stakeholders at all levels rely upon health care administrators to deliver safe and high-quality services in the health care organization. Further, the move toward value-based care has driven providers to conduct more rigorous evaluation of patient safety and performance. In this course, you will explore the principles of quality management and quality improvement. Utilizing case studies and other learning methodologies, this course will discuss quality improvement models, project teams, collaboration, and systems within the health care organization that provide a foundation for delivering safe, high-quality health care. The curriculum will provide an overview of the principles of and practical tools for quality improvement, including the strategies of Lean Six Sigma and the Toyota model of quality management. You will also learn essential management practices for adopting and implementing performance goals for lasting process improvements, strategies for assessing population health, procedures for safe discharge planning, laws and regulations related to health care quality, and an understanding of value-based purchasing.

Credits: 3