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Quality Management & Patient Safety

Director: Douglas Salvador, MD

Location: Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA

Goals

This elective is designed to explore the fundamental issues in defining, measuring, and improving healthcare quality and safety.  The student will gain an appreciation for how healthcare quality is defined and of the practical application of evidence-based medicine.

Objectives

The student will explore…

  • quality measurement and reporting including the practical use of “pay for performance”.
  • health information technology and its application to improve care.
  • the use of organization change in healthcare including employing concepts of “teamwork” and thinking of “safety as a system property”.
  • he process redesign of our delivery system and how “reliable systems” can be applied to healthcare.

The student will…

  • participate in a research or practical project surrounding either quality improvement or patient safety.
  • will have the opportunity to see qi principles in action and participate in error analyses, peer review teams, and improvement projects.

TUSM

Course Number

 

MED418-BA-E

 

Duration

 

4 weeks


Average

Hours per Week

 

40

 

 

Night Call/Weekends

 

No/No

 

Capacity

 

1 student per Block

 


Alternate Dates

Available

 

Yes, at the discretion of the Director

 


Transportation

Required

 

No

 

On-Campus Housing

 

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

  Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine Clerkship.

 

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.

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