HSM 480

HSM 480
Introduction to Patient Safety and Risk Management in Health Systems



notebook-53 Credits

Course Description
This course introduces health system practitioners to the concepts of risk management and patient safety. The course introduces vocabulary specifically related to health systems and explains how the concepts are defined and measured in practice. The course builds core competency in identifying and developing a beginning matrix for calculating risk and measuring patient safety and initial skills in reducing risk and enhancing patient safety.

Course Format
This course is delivered in on-line modules and off-line review and assistance.

Course Goals
Deliver basic knowledge and best practices of patient safety and risk management in health systems.

Course Objectives

  • Teach how the elements of quality in health system management comprise a systemic approach to process improvement
  • Explain and demonstrate the skilled calculation of savings from improvements in Health systems
  • Discuss the systematic application of quality-based principles and best practices as related to patient safety and risk management