- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 121
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1The U.S. Health Care System: Description, Structure, Cost, Quality & Access
Course SummaryHealth 308: Healthcare Quality & Outcome Measurement has been evaluated and recommended for 4 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging health topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is to describe and analyze healthcare quality management processes. This course covers different quality measures, interconnection among healthcare branches and its impact on healthcare quality.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Three assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Define and describe health care quality outcomes, methods, models in the U.S, including statistical methods and models.
- Apply healthcare quality measurements, models, quality management, performance improvement and quality improvement measures and understand the context of the development of these tools.
- Apply validity and reliability standards to outcomes research.
- Differentiate among various outcome measures relating to patients, illnesses, costs, and quality.
- Explain how finances, staff, human resources and risk management impacts healthcare quality and outcomes.
- Incorporate health care technology and advances made in this area and how they have impacted and continue to change quality and outcome measures.
- Recognize the standards set by government and key players in the establishment of quality benchmarks and outcomes.
- Apply patient-centered approaches including healthcare consumerism as a means of improving healthcare quality.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Health 308: Healthcare Quality & Outcome Measurement consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 4 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Health 308: Healthcare Quality & Outcome Measurement by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Health 308: Healthcare Quality & Outcome Measurement final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Introduction to Healthcare Quality||Describes the U.S. healthcare system, types of healthcare, healthcare quality systems, healthcare leadership and the history of the healthcare quality movement.|
|Healthcare Quality Organizations & Standards||Discusses the roles of the National Quality Forum, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, National Association for Healthcare Quality, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and more.|
|Managing Health Data||Defines medical data, electronic health records and HIPAA. Describes data quality in healthcare, informatics, patient-centered care, data interchange standards in healthcare and regulatory requirements for healthcare informatics.|
|Health Outcome Measurement||Explains quality management in healthcare, types of healthcare quality measures, value-based measurement in health outcomes, electronic quality measures in healthcare and the importance of evidence-based practice.|
|Basics of Statistical Analysis for Healthcare Quality||Teaches measures of variability, Cox regressions, propensity score matching, the random effects model in healthcare, comorbidity measures and differences between experiments and observational studies.|
|Validity & Reliability in Outcomes Measurement||Shares facts about the validity and reliability of measurement, limitations of correlational research, participant variables that impact internal validity and the relationship between reliability and validity.|
|Health Status & Quality of Life Measurements||Examines quality of life, health-related quality of life and Healthy People 2020. Explains how to measure quality of life for older people and in a clinical setting.|
|Functional Health & Disability Measurements||Discusses measurements of physical disability and impairment, chronic disease, anthropometry and pain outcome. Shares the components of pain assessment tools.|
|Geriatric & Pediatric Patient Measurements||Provides information about the neonatal environment, health outcomes research and development in pediatrics, service delivery for older adults and the assessment of geriatric rehabilitation outcomes.|
|Mental, Behavioral & Social Health Measurements||Covers mental and emotional health outcome measures, commonly used research measurement scales and mental health quality measurement. Discusses measures of affective, social and emotional functioning, the importance of social health and the framework of behavioral health quality.|
|Pharmaceutical Outcome Measurements||Walks through drug pricing in the U.S., standards for medication management, health outcomes and medication safety. Explains the basics of GRAS, GRAE, prescription drug use in the United States and how drugs are regulated and evaluated.|
|Patient Care & Safety Measurements||Discusses changes in patient safety standards for quality care, the process of medication reconciliation, measures for improving patient safety and ways to use informatics for patient safety and evidence-based practice.|
|Patient Satisfaction Measurements||Provides details about patient safety and satisfaction in healthcare, considerations to make when measuring patient satisfaction, the role of family and caregivers in patient satisfaction and the consumer assessment of healthcare providers and systems.|
|Cost-Effectiveness & Economic Measurements in Healthcare||Describes the French healthcare system, the ACA's risk adjustment program, ways to measure economic health outcomes and cost-effectiveness and the relationship between economics and health.|
|Hospitals, Healthcare Consumerism & Quality Measures||Explains consumer-directed healthcare, hospital readmission measures, length of stay measures in healthcare and how to lower healthcare costs and increase quality and efficiency.|
|Healthcare Quality Management & Improvement||Analyzes process improvement methodologies, healthcare systems quality models, utilization management and quality improvement and the American Health Information Management Association's code of ethics.|
|Finances, Staff & Human Resources in Healthcare||Teaches about the productivity ratio, resource allocation in management and workforce analysis considerations. Discusses employee scheduling, performance management and methods of job performance feedback.|
|Risk Exposure & Management in Healthcare||Examines uses of risk assessment in healthcare; how to control infectious disease and risk exposure; and ways to manage risks to patients, healthcare staff and organizations.|
|Trends in Healthcare Quality||Discusses big data trends in healthcare, how to improve the continuum of care and the impact of advances in healthcare technology.|
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|Completed all lessons in Health 308: Healthcare Quality & Outcome Measurement course and achieved 100% Quiz Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
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|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
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