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CHS 617 - Quality Improvement in Health Services

(3 units)
An introduction to quality improvement science in different health care settings.

Recommended Preparation: CHS 280 ; CHS 340 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe the evolution of the health care systems and Quality Management/Improvement Programs and focus on its future.
2. articulate the origin and necessity for standards for accreditation of health service entities.
3. describe the most current Quality Management/Improvement Program principles and techniques for health care/services.
4. illustrate the use of data and statistics for an effective Quality Management/Improvement Program.
5. practice in an inter- and/or trans-disciplinary team in a QI project.
6. describe how patient safety issues lead to performance improvement.
7. discuss how the Affordable Care Act is utilizing Health Care Report Cards, Pay For Performance and other strategies for improving the quality of health care.


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