2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Nov 30, 2020  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HINF 6175 - Quality Assessment and Improvement♦


(3 sem. cr.) Healthcare organizations are increasingly concerned about providing high-quality and safe services. Students in this course are introduced to the basis for quality and patient safety, and they receive an overview of healthcare quality, methods of assessing quality, and techniques for improving quality. They can learn key terminology and concepts, including defining quality care; measuring quality in terms of the structure-process-outcomes model; distinguishing between clinical and customer service quality; identifying techniques to avoid adverse clinical events; and exploring customer service quality in terms of defining, measuring, and improving patient satisfaction. Students also explore and discuss the roles of governmental agencies in promoting and reporting quality information regarding hospitals and other health organizations, accrediting bodies, and recent performance initiatives of government and private payers. They apply course concepts to current issues of improving clinical and service quality in healthcare organizations, with special consideration of the 5 Million Lives Campaign—a national effort initiated by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement designed to improve medical care in the United States.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an Enrollment Advisor [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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