About this Specialization

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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. The Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Specialization covers the concepts and methodologies used in process improvement within healthcare. Successful participants will develop a system’s view of safety and quality challenges and will learn strategies for improving culture, enhancing teamwork, managing change and measuring success. They will also lead all aspects of a patient safety and/or quality improvement project, applying the methods described over the seven courses in the specialization.
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Approximately 8 months to complete
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Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 8 months to complete
Suggested pace of 2 hours/week
English

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There are 7 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement: Developing a Systems View (Patient Safety I)

4.8
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1,135 ratings
259 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Setting the Stage for Success: An Eye on Safety Culture and Teamwork (Patient Safety II)

4.8
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349 ratings
60 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Planning a Patient Safety or Quality Improvement Project (Patient Safety III)

4.8
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126 ratings
21 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Designing for Sustainment: Keeping Improvement Work on Track (Patient Safety IV)

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67 ratings
18 reviews

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Johns Hopkins University

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