Learning and research programs focused on quality and safety

As part of our mission at MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Safety, we offer many educational and training opportunities for all levels of students, residents, physicians, and providers around the world. These high-quality programs, which are often not included in traditional medical and health sciences curriculum, are designed to enhance healthcare delivery and to help improve patient care outcomes.

The Institute is also focused on research that can lead to innovations and discoveries with these same goals in mind. We design, implement, and test various innovations with an eye toward improving people’s health. To better ensure our success with these endeavors, we also partner with patients, family members, and caregivers to co-produce health innovations that can make a real difference.

Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety, and Leadership

The Executive Master’s program will immerse learners in advanced theory and concepts of healthcare quality, safety science, and organizational leadership. Two track options are available: Quality and Safety and Human Factors. The degree requires 32 credit hours, which can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. Most coursework is online with a 3-day onsite residency held at Georgetown University.

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Executive Certificate programs

Our two Executive Certificate programs include Patient Safety and Quality as well as Healthcare Safety and Leadership. These online programs, which include 12 credit hours, allow learners across the country to access Georgetown University’s education in healthcare safety science and quality.

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The Telluride Experience Patient Safety Summer Camp

This program is a transformative 4 days of immersive workshops that offer resident physicians, graduate nursing students, and medical students an opportunity to learn profoundly about patient safety concepts. We also equip participants to share these lessons with colleagues upon return.

Applicants are chosen based on their demonstrated interest in patient safety, history of leadership, and commitment to ongoing education in patient safety. Participants experience hands-on education and training from internationally renowned patient safety advocates on such concepts as:

  • Open communication after unexpected harm
  • Providing first aid to colleagues
  • Leadership and mindfulness
  • System error and human factors engineering
  • Transparency

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If you’re interested in designing a hybrid model of this program for your own health system, contact us.

Project ECHO Hub

The Institute is proud to serve as an official Project ECHO™ (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Hub. Project ECHO is a guided-practice model that reduces health disparities in under-served and remote areas of the state, nation, and world. Through innovative telementoring, the ECHO model uses a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where expert teams lead virtual clinics, amplifying the capacity for providers to deliver best-in-practice care to the underserved in their own communities.

Customized international learning programs

The MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Safety offers education in patient safety, quality, and leadership around the world. Our seasoned faculty experts can tailor a successful curriculum for your organization’s particular needs. We’ve created programs for large and small teams of healthcare providers and administrators from Canada to Qatar to Australia.

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