HI 5315 Quality and Outcome Improvement in Healthcare

Course Type: Basic
Credit Hours: 3

This graduate level introductory course provides an overview to healthcare quality from the view of information science and the discipline of informatics. It takes a patient centered approach that covers the complexities of quality and the scientific basis for understanding the measurement and improvement of quality, considers the macro- and micro- levels of systems involved in quality measurement and improvement, as well as the organizational environments that are used to deliver care. It provides the learner with a framework for key theories and concepts, and models of quality improvement.

Prerequisites

Consent of the instructor and basic statistics knowledge.

Additional Information

Course Goals

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the current state of knowledge and scientific efforts to understand and measure healthcare outcomes and quality.
  • Describe micro and macro systems involved in healthcare measurement and improvement.
  • Discuss the environmental aspects influencing the delivery of health care and its quality.
  • Identify the use of information systems and technology to support and improve patient care and healthcare outcomes.
  • Describe trends and issues in health care outcomes and quality.