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QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OVERVIEW
PATIENT SAFETY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Quality Colloquium is offering two Patient Quality and Safety Certificate Programs in the form of optional courses within the conference for attendees wishing to delve deeper into the Colloquium's subject matter. Participants may select either Introduction to Quality and Patient Safety or Advanced Applications in Quality and Patient Safety Methods.

Completion of the Introductory Certificate is not a prerequisite to taking the Advanced Applications Certificate.

The Program requirements are:

  • Completion of pre-conference readings -- click here for the introductory program materials; click here for the advanced program materials
  • Consideration of a series of pre-conference questions -- click here for the introductory program questions; click here for the advanced program questions
  • Attend either pre-conference Quality and Patient Safety Boot Camp (Introduction or Advanced), in person or online
  • Attend Colloquium either in person or online
  • Successful completion of the post-conference online examination relating to the pre-conference session attended.

Attendees who successfully complete Program requirements will receive a certificate of completion.

Special Benefit for Patent Safety Certificate Holders:

Participants who successfully complete the Patient Safety Certificate Program offered in conjunction with the Eleventh Annual National Quality Colloquium are eligible to receive a 15% tuition discount for courses taken as part of the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety (MS-HQS) degree program offered through Thomas Jefferson University's School of Population Health. To be eligible for this discount, National Quality Colloquium students must meet all admissions requirements for the program and must enroll by July 1, 2013. For more information about Jefferson's MS-HQS:
www.jefferson.edu/population_health.

PATIENT QUALITY AND SAFETY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FACULTY

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, FACP
Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health and Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA (Program Chair)

Kathleen Jennison Goonan, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Goonan Performance Strategies, LLC, Associate in Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Former Judge, Baldrige National Quality Award Program, Former Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, MA

James Pelegano, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Jefferson School of Population Health, Program Director, Masters of Healthcare Management and Quality, Jefferson School of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA

Edward A. Walker, MD, MHA
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Cheryl M. Scott Group Health Cooperative Professor of Health Administration, Director, Healthcare Leadership Development Alliance, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Introduction to Quality and Patient Safety
Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for those who are interested in understanding and working successfully in an environment geared toward optimizing the quality of care and improving patient safety. This may include government agencies, consumer groups, quality organizations, health plans, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and physician organizations, home health agencies, other providers of Medicare services (ambulance, DME, lab), nurses and other clinicians, medical coding and billing staff, health care financial and auditing personnel, and many others.

Learning Objectives

The Introduction to Quality and Patient Safety Certificate Program will provide participants with the understanding and tools necessary to work successfully with the new quality and patient safety process, requirements, and timetable. By the end of this training, participants will be able to create an action plan that will outline key initiatives to be taken with respect to Patient Safety implementation in their own organizations.

Course Description

This is a practical, in-depth course for professionals who want to understand patient safety issues in the context of their own local setting. The course will be geared to those who have limited training, but will also cater to those who have increasing levels of knowledge and training in the field. At the end of the course, participants will have 90 days to complete the on-line examination. Completion of the five elements of the training will earn the participants a certificate of completion.


Advanced Applications in Quality and Patient Safety Methods
Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for those who have successfully passed the Introduction to Quality and Patient Safety course or are health care executives who recognize the national need for executive leadership in healthcare quality and patient safety. This may include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, risk management professionals, healthcare program administrators, pharmaceutical industry professionals, Health Information Technology professionals and analysts.

Learning Objectives

The Advanced Applications in Quality and Patient Safety Methods will delve deeper into various aspects of healthcare quality and safety and is designed for the experienced healthcare professional wishing to build upon their knowledge and apply the tenets of quality and safety in real-world settings. It builds upon the introductory course to meet the growing need for health professionals to evaluate and measure quality and safety initiatives to improve care. At the end of the course, participants will have 90 days to complete the on-line examination. Completion of the five elements of the training will earn the participants a certificate of completion.


Certificates of Course Completion

The National Quality Colloquium is offering a Quality and Patient Safety Certificate Program in the form of 2 optional courses within the conference for attendees wishing to explore the Colloquium's subject matter in greater depth.

Curriculum and requirements for both certificate courses are as follows:

  1. Complete pre-course readings (6 hours)
  2. Attend the Pre-conference Quality and Patient Safety Boot Camp (Intro or Advanced) (9 hours).
    Note that the pre-course readings will be discussed during the Pre-conference Symposium.
  3. Attend a minimum of 15 educational hours of the Quality Colloquium program.
  4. Successfully complete the post-conference on-line examination (1 hour)
Certificates of Course Completion

Those who successfully complete the course requirements, including pre-course readings and an online post-conference test (achieving a score of 70% or higher) will receive a certificate of completion of the Quality Colloquium Patient Safety Certificate Program.

Participants in the Introduction to Quality and Patient Safety Program should consider the following questions in conjunction with completion of the pre-conference readings:

  • What are the most important patient safety issues facing your institution?
  • How does the culture of your institution affect your ability to implement change?
  • What are three patient safety initiatives that you've read about, heard about, or seen that you believe will make an impact in your institution?
  • What are three patient safety initiatives you would like to implement in the next year?
  • Describe the barriers to overcome and how you would go about enhancing the buy-in necessary to accomplish each of those initiatives in your institution.

Participants in the Advanced Applications in Quality and Patient Safety Methods should consider the following questions in conjunction with completion of the pre-conference readings:

  • What patient safety initiative have you implemented or been involved with in your institution?
  • Describe the barriers you needed to overcome in implementing this initiative and how you overcame those barriers.
  • How is systems thinking applied within your organization?






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