How will you know if your patient safety and quality project is meeting its objectives? Peter Drucker once said “What gets measured, gets managed.” In this course, students will learn why measurement is critical to quality improvement work. Equally important, they will learn which data sources provide the most meaningful information and tools for how and where to locate them. Finally, students will learn how to interpret data from their patient safety and quality projects to guide and modify them during implementation to maximize their chances of making a difference for patients.
This course is part of the Patient Safety Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Describe why measurement is important to quality improvement work.
Locate external sources of quality and safety measures and associated performance data.
Identify those data that are useful for monitoring and evaluating quality improvement projects.
Skills you will gain
- Data Analysis
- Performance Measurement
- Project Evaluation
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Performance Measurement in Patient Safety and Quality
Public Reporting of Performance Measures
Interpreting Data and Telling Data's Story
From Data to Action and Iteration
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- 4 stars17.80%
- 3 stars1.36%
- 1 star2.73%
TOP REVIEWS FROM MEASURING THE SUCCESS OF A PATIENT SAFETY OR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (PATIENT SAFETY VI)
This course was really helpful for me. But it is difficult to get peer reviews for the peer-graded assignment.
Excellent. My concept of data collection, designing, analysis and interpratation has tremendously improved. Have also learned how to use different tools in Quality Improvent Projects
Thank you so much to Coursera and John Hopkins University. Really valuable topics.
Thanks a lot to make me in this wonderful opportunity to learn about patient safety and quality improvement.
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