Apr 22, 2024  
SGPS College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
SGPS College Catalog 2023-2024

HCA 4800 - Quality Management in Health Care

3.00 credits.
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the concept of quality and the process of quality improvement across the health care continuum. This course focuses on the history and evolution of quality, its terms, principles, theories, and practices. Students will be introduced to the health information technology safety issues, including tools for operationalizing Health Information Technology safety. Learners will be introduced to data quality, the challenges of data from devices, e-quality measures, as well as experience the challenge of calculating quality measures with data from the Electronic Health Record. The merging of quality outcomes with evolving reimbursement paradigms and models will be examined. Additionally, the students will be asked to review the changes that a selected number of health care systems from across America have implemented in order to achieve the Institute of Medicine’s goals to make quality health care more safe, timely, effective, equitable, efficient, and patient-centered.