University of Technology Sydney

96340 Managing Quality, Risk and Cost in Health Care

6cp; Online; availability: online coursework degrees students only
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This subject is essential grounding for clinicians, managers and planners of health and social care services, who seek to improve the quality, risk and cost outcomes of care, within the context of expectations of clinical and corporate governance, organisational performance and workplace change. The subject examines each of the three components of quality, risk and cost.

The subject aims to build core skills in new thinking in healthcare delivery by focusing on the way health care is planned, organised, managed and delivered in relation to quality, risk and cost. Utilising the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim framework as a starting point, students develop a critical view on the organisation of health care, measurement and delivery of outcomes, from the patient and population perspective, as well as organisational accountability for cost and quality. The subject focuses on current approaches to quality and safety, identifying and maximising value in healthcare, patient/client satisfaction, and commonly recognised issues with healthcare delivery systems, as well as different ways of organising and managing health care.

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