Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety

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Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety

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We all agree that quality is important – but what is it? How do we define it? How do we measure it? And most importantly, how might we make it better? In this course, you will learn:

  •  The importance of focusing on quality for improving population health
  • A framework for understanding healthcare quality
  • Approaches to quality measurement
  • The role of information and communication technology in quality improvement
  • Tools and contextual knowledge for quality improvement

The course is designed for those who care about health and healthcare and wish to learn more about how to measure and improve care – for themselves, for their institutions, or for their countries. Each session will be interactive – and provide concrete tools that students can use. We will empower you to raise questions, have concrete solutions, and promote change.

We have assembled some of the leading thinkers from around the globe – not only peopl...

We all agree that quality is important – but what is it? How do we define it? How do we measure it? And most importantly, how might we make it better? In this course, you will learn:

  •  The importance of focusing on quality for improving population health
  • A framework for understanding healthcare quality
  • Approaches to quality measurement
  • The role of information and communication technology in quality improvement
  • Tools and contextual knowledge for quality improvement

The course is designed for those who care about health and healthcare and wish to learn more about how to measure and improve care – for themselves, for their institutions, or for their countries. Each session will be interactive – and provide concrete tools that students can use. We will empower you to raise questions, have concrete solutions, and promote change.

We have assembled some of the leading thinkers from around the globe – not only people who are experts – but people with real, hands-on experiences running organizations, hospitals, and ministries of health. Beyond the formal learning, there are other important benefits of taking the course. Mid-way through, we will select a small number of students’ projects and have video conferences, led by faculty, that will provide expert advice on how students might tackle their real-life healthcare quality problems.

At the end of the course, through peer and faculty review, three of the best essays from the course will be published in the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal, arguably the most influential quality and safety journal in the world.

So join us – whether you are a physician, nurse, or other healthcare provider, if you are a student of medicine, public health, or health policy, or a patient who just cares about getting good care – this course is for you.

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10/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 4 months ago
This course has set a new standard for excellence in online courses. Anyone even remotely interested in public health can benefit immensely from it. I also highly recommend this course to those who are interested in the design and production of MOOCs. PH555x should be used as an example of excellence in educational productions. This course has set a new standard for excellence in online courses. Anyone even remotely interested in public health can benefit immensely from it. I also highly recommend this course to those who are interested in the design and production of MOOCs. PH555x should be used as an example of excellence in educational productions.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 9 months ago
By far the best course I've taken on EdX!! Instructor: Ashish Jha is one of the best course instructors I've had in a while. He is a concise, articulate communicator facilitating comprehension of the information/material presented. Course Content: Extensive and all-encompassing considering the multiple facets healthcare has. Wide array of topic experts providing information and insight in their area of expertise. Course support: Easy to navigate, intuitive platform. Moderators and support staff were quick to address any questions or concerns.
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6 years, 10 months ago
Excellent! Excellent!
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 11 months ago
I enjoyed the course it was really integrated from theory to practice. The experts from various organizations illustrated what works and what doesn't. A range of strategies to improve quality and safety have been highlighted which potentially yield good results when adapted to our systems.
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6 years, 11 months ago
Highly informative course bringing students up to speed on improvements needed to the global health care system. The course not only brought in experts from around the world to provide their insights but also mobilized the views of the students from around the world to share their experiences on key topics. The result was a penetrating look at key ingredients for improvement. The effective instruction made the course feel relatively easy but in the end you will learn much.
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
Am looking forward to start the class as well,hopefully we'll have a wonderful time,sharing and learning from each other.
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7 years, 1 month ago
So excited to start the course! after a recent experience with online courses (last at Stanford) always in Health. i believe in and always look for quality health care in my life as professional Dental Staff and as a patient, we need safety and high quality. and i am sure this course will enrich my knowledge. Globally we see how corrupted and poor are health systems so this course is so important and crucial for all.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I look forward to starting this course. I have enjoyed doing quality assurance in Kenya and this will be an added advantage.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
am glad to be a part of this course as it would avail me the unique opportunity to learn and be better able to impact my organization as a nurse manager
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
With my Quality Assurance background in the pharmaceutical industry and a degree in Microbiology, this course would be an added benefit to know the key risk points regarding the health care management , safety and services including ISO requirement, HACCP and other quality related parameters to know where we are standing globally.
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7 years, 1 month ago
Im exited to start this course that will give me the tools to improve the quality of health services in my country.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I am impatient to start this course. I like so much public health and I am always interested in something like this which helps me improve my knowledge.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
An immensely pertinent course to strengthen the global health infrastructure, especially in the developing economies
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7 years, 1 month ago
Feeling great and looking forward for the course to start I just want to be involve and develop my knowledge in Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 1 month ago
I can't wait to start this course. Seems its going to be an interesting course and would help a great deal to develop my knowledge in Health and Social Care field.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 2 months ago
This course will increase my knowledge towards the field of public health. Doing this course from a well recognised university will surely have its advantages, high quality programs and also improved recognition from employers around the world. Just can't wait to start the course and really excited.
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7 years, 3 months ago
I like this course simply because I will learn new things that might help me in the future. I actually don't know How to operate this one but through the introduction it gives me chills to be curious and wanted to learn about this course.
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6 years ago
Hi, My name is ingrid, i´m in the course from a week, but i have a questión: I need to know if is possible to take a couse, the calification and the certificate because the course is open but it begins at september 2014. Thank you.
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