Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
2/6/2017Johns Hopkins University
Proposal
MASPatient Safety and Healthcare Quality5/30/2017
Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Program Description
The Master of Applied Science in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality will provide an opportunity for advanced education for working professionals. Offered by the Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL) in collaboration with the Department of Health Policy and Management, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, the proposed online degree will consist of intensive graduate-level, core coursework that will culminate in an Integrative Activity. Intended for part-time graduate students, participants in this program will develop advanced skills in the transformative mechanisms and evidence-based protocols that reduce preventable patient harm and improve clinical outcomes. The program will prepare current and future health practitioners, clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and scholars to take on the measurement of safety and quality, design safer systems, and lead organizational and cultural change in an increasingly patient-centered healthcare environment.