HI 5315 Quality and Outcome Improvement in Healthcare

(web-based instruction)

3 semester credit hours/meets part of basic informatics component 

Prerequisites: Basic statistics knowledge and consent of instructor 

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.