Keeping patient safety and quality improvement projects on track, on time, and on budget is critical to ensuring their success. In this course, students will be introduced and given the opportunity to apply a series of tools to guide and manage patient safety and quality initiatives. These include tools for defining what success looks like, developing a change management plan, and conducting a pre-mortem to identify risks for project failure. This course will also provide tools for engaging stakeholders to ensure key players are invested in your project’s success.
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Johns Hopkins University
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TOP REVIEWS FROM DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINMENT: KEEPING IMPROVEMENT WORK ON TRACK (PATIENT SAFETY IV)
Marvellous mentors and great course content. I would recommend this course to every health care professional at each level. Really thankful to mentors and Coursera.
Great course i find it very informative and easy to learn step by step and the peer graded assignment is helpful in demonstrating what have you learned
Very informative and important course for quality improvement.Thank you very much Coursera .
Great way to equip skills to help steer healthcare towards perfection.
About the Patient Safety Specialization
Preventable patient harms, including medical errors and healthcare-associated complications, are a global public health threat. Moreover, patients frequently do not receive treatments and interventions known to improve their outcomes. These shortcomings typically result not from individual clinicians’ mistakes, but from systemic problems -- communication breakdowns, poor teamwork, and poorly designed care processes, to name a few.
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