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Harvard University

Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety

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Improving access to healthcare is only as useful as the quality of care provided. Many agree that quality is important – but what is it? How do we define it? How do we measure it? And most importantly, how might we make it better?

The course is designed for those who care about health and healthcare and wish to learn more about how to measure and improve that care – for themselves, for their institutions, or for their countries. Each session will be interactive and provide concrete tools that students can use. We will empower you to raise questions, propose concrete solutions, and promote change.

We have assembled leading thinkers from around the globe – not only people who are experts – but people with real, hands-on experience running organizations, hospitals, and ministries of health. So join us – whether you are a physician, nurse, or other healthcare provider, if you are a student of medicine, public health, or health policy, or a patient who simply cares about getting good care – this course is for you.


Lesson 1: Burden
Lesson 2: Measurement
Lesson 3: Standards
Lesson 4: Improvement
Lesson 5: IT and Data
Lesson 6: Management
Lesson 7: Patients
Lesson 8: Public Systems

Taught by

Ashish Jha


4.4 rating, based on 10 Class Central reviews

4.6 rating at edX based on 56 ratings

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    Guma Abrahum's Masson
    I am Health Project coordinator working in South Sudan aged 52 years with good experience in health project management that includes improvement of quality in health care service delivery. I would like to undertake this course to enrich and build my capacity by a way of wanting to gain more knowledge in thematic areas and components that constitute quality of care. This will also provide an opportunity for me to share what we practice here in South Sudan and compare with Global acceptable standards of practice. However, currently i am having some challenge logging in to access the relevant learning materials for the course. Otherwise the course outline looks great
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  • Anonymous
    Completed and Received the certificate. Room for improvement is always there. Wish for a free and constructive peer involvement, along with open debate on STEM structure and how it be more student-instructor engineered.
  • Mundu Vadesh Tidding
    I like this course because its about public health me quality and safety rules to provide care as a Nurse that i am..thanks for providing this course .
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