SS/R: PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT IN HEALTH CARE Syllabus

300.879.11 | AY 2013-2014 - Summer Inst. Term | 2 Credit(s)
ThF 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Faculty
    Nikolas Matthes
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Discuss the evolution of performance measurement for hospitals and operational challenges for hospitals
    • Describe data analysis, composite scores, and benchmarking
    • Identify the components of payment reform including Value-based Purchasing, Readmissions, and Hospital-acquired conditions
    • Evaluate satisfaction measurement and improvement
    • Review the changes of performance measurement in the context of EHR
    • Analyze the challenges of public reporting of quality measures for hospitals
  • Course Description
    Focuses on performance measurement for hospitals and describes key aspects and challenges of measurement initiatives in the current context of health care reform in general, and payment reform more specifically. The faculty, all senior health care professionals from the trenches, describe the regulatory environment, and Joint Commission and CMS requirements. They also summarize key measures used for public reporting and payment such as chart-abstracted clinical process, administrative data based outcomes, satisfaction, and efficiency. Highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each type of measure and discusses appropriate use of analytics and comparison data including patient satisfaction. Covers current public reporting and pay for performance initiatives and associated challenges. Another topic is emerging initiatives in the context of the electronic medical records, such as e-measures and meaningful use.
  • Intended Audience
    iMPH students, DrPh students, and students interested in quality measurement
  • Methods of Assessment
    80% final paper, 20% class participation.
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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