Harvard University Online Course - Practical Improvement Science in Health Care: A Roadmap for Getting Results


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January 18, 2017

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PH556X: Practical Improvement Science in Health Care: A Roadmap for Getting Results

Learn the skills and tools of improvement science to make positive changes in health, healthcare, and your daily life.

About this course

Developed through a collaboration between HarvardX and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, PH 556x: Practical Improvement Science in Health Care: A roadmap for getting results will provide learners with the valuable skills and simple, well-tested tools they need to translate promising innovations or evidence into practice. A group of expert faculty will explore a scientific approach to improvement — a practical, rigorous methodology that includes a theory of change, measurable aims, and iterative, incremental small tests of change to determine if improvement concepts can be implemented effectively in practice. Faculty will present this science through the lens of improving health and health care, but will also share examples of how improvement can (and does) influence our daily lives.

Each week, learners will dive into engaging, interactive materials and relevant resources to start building an improvement toolkit that will serve them long after the seven-week course ends. Learners will immediately put their new skills to the test as they work each week on a personal improvement project that will show them the power of the science that has improved healthcare — and other industries — around the world for decades.

The only prerequisite for the course is curiosity, but the reward is a lifetime of improvement.

In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. This activity has also been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for CPHQ CE credit.

What you'll learn

  • Why improvement science is valuable in health, and health care, and daily life.
  • Why understanding a system is critical to improving a process.
  • The value of conducting iterative tests of change.
  • How an improvement project evolves into reliable, standard work.
  • How to design and execute a personal improvement project, including an aim, measures, and tests of change.

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