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.
Learner Career Outcomes
25%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
18%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
25%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
18%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 8 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 7 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

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

4.8
stars
624 ratings
142 reviews
Course2

Course 2

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

4.8
stars
228 ratings
40 reviews
Course3

Course 3

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

4.7
stars
99 ratings
11 reviews
Course4

Course 4

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

4.5
stars
52 ratings
13 reviews

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