Certificate in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety

Medical providers are under growing pressure to achieve better patient outcomes — and they’ll need help doing so.

The Challenge

Recent research suggests that medical error may be considered the third leading cause of death in the United States. Healthcare quality and patient safety are top priorities for consumers and policy-makers alike. But changing and managing medical procedures is a mammoth challenge.

The Solution

Improving patient experience and care quality requires implementation of patient safety initiatives and greater attention to health literacy and communication skills. Such standards will also enable facilities to avoid financial penalties imposed by insurers. The Certificate of Graduate Study in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety (HQPS) provides healthcare professionals and administrators the practical skills to develop and manage such initiatives.

The Results

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Healthcare Quality and and Patient Safety offers mid-career professionals, pre-career students, and those aspiring to quality improvement roles in healthcare delivery the practical skills and knowledge they’ll need to make a difference. Participants have pursued roles in health systems, basic public health sciences, and data analysis and translation, thanks to a solid foundation offered in a flexible format.

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