Healthcare Quality in the US

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Overview / Abstract:

The quality of healthcare services in the United States has gained recent attention, driven by concerns over poor outcomes, rising costs, poorly aligned payment incentives, and wide variations in care. Various stakeholders such as healthcare providers, researchers, advocacy groups, government agencies, and private industry are working in collaboration to improve healthcare quality. This course will acquaint the learner with who these stakeholders are and their roles in the healthcare quality improvement cycle, the collaborative processes comprising measure development and implementation, and the use of evidence in continuous healthcare quality improvement. Types of quality measures and the various healthcare quality improvement programs being implemented will be discussed in the context of various healthcare settings.
This course is best taken in conjunction with Quality Measurement for the Pharmaceutical Industry.

UAN: 0025-0000-15-131-H04-P

Expiration

Aug 15, 2018

Discipline(s)

Education (Higher Ed) , Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Miscellaneous

Format

Online, Webinar / Webcast / Video

Cost

$199; $149 for NPC members, government and non-profits

Credits / Hours

1.75 CE

Accreditation

ACPE

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Eleanor Perfetto, PhD, MS, Program Director, Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy; Matthew Pickering, PharmD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Other, Administration / Management

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This educational program was developed in part through a grant from the National Pharmaceutical Council

Keywords / Search Terms

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise

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