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Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety


Provider
edX

Price
Free

School
Harvard University

Type
University

Instructor
Ashish Jha

Categories
Medicine, Social Sciences, Health

Duration
8 weeks

Format
Mixed

Language
English

Description
We all agree that quality is important – but what is it? How do we define it? How do we measure it? And most importantly, how might we make it better? In this course, you will learn:  The importance of focusing on quality for improving population health A framework for understanding healthcare quality Approaches to quality measurement The role of information and communication technology in quality improvement Tools and contextual knowledge for quality improvement The course is designed for those who care about health and healthcare and wish to learn more about how to measure and improve care – for themselves, for their institutions, or for their countries. Each session will be interactive – and provide concrete tools that students can use. We will empower you to raise questions, have concrete solutions, and promote change. We have assembled some of the leading thinkers from around the globe – not only people who are experts – but people with real, hands-on experiences running organizations, hospitals, and ministries of health. Beyond the formal learning, there are other important benefits of taking the course. Mid-way through, we will select a small number of students’ projects and have video conferences, led by faculty, that will provide expert advice on how students might tackle their real-life healthcare quality problems. At the end of the course, through peer and faculty review, three of the best essays from the course will be published in the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal, arguably the most influential quality and safety journal in the world. So join us – whether you are a physician, nurse, or other healthcare provider, if you are a student of medicine, public health, or health policy, or a patient who just cares about getting good care – this course is for you.   HarvardX requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code : https://www.edx.org/edx-terms-service. HarvardX will take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of the edX honor code, which may include dismissal from the HarvardX course; revocation of any certificates received for the HarvardX course; or other remedies as circumstances warrant. No refunds will be issued in the case of corrective action for such violations. Enrollees who are taking HarvardX courses as part of another program will also be governed by the academic policies of those programs. HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read our research statement : http://harvardx.harvard.edu/research-statement to learn more. Harvard University and HarvardX are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination or harassment in our program. All members of the HarvardX community are expected to abide by Harvard policies on nondiscrimination, including sexual harassment, and the edX Terms of Service. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] and/or report your experience through the edX contact form : https://www.edx.org/contact-us.