By Andy Norton, Senior VP and CMO, and Eileen Jaskuta, VP, Quality and Patient Safety
We are excited to announce that MLH and the Jefferson College of Population Health are once again partnering to provide an educational opportunity in the field of health care quality and safety for MLH employees and physicians. As with the last cohort you will be able to choose from two tracks: a graduate certificate (6 courses) or a master’s degree (12 courses).
The attached document outlines the courses that comprise both of these programs. Both programs will be fully on line but will also be supplemented with 6 evening courses per year, held on a MLH campus, to bring the group together for face-to-face dialogue and discussion.
Other MLH colleagues have successfully completed the program and have shared these comments:
- Mary Ann Jacobs, Director of Nursing, Mirmont: The program’s focus on population health and the approach that it dictates causes you to think more broadly in the provision of care to patients and services. As an organization we are driven to provide a superior experience. We need to look outside of our current walls and services and be creative in meeting the needs of our communities as we move from volume to value based. A Population health focus encourages us to look at our clinical workflows, outcomes and provision of care more holisticly. All this impacts not only the quality of care, but the financial health of our organization. The courses in this program applied strategies for success in these challenging times.
- Michael Dabrow DO, Medical Director, Paoli Cancer Center: Completing this program was valuable and helpful in my role as PIVOT SME for Oncology. I look at things differently now, plus I had the opportunity to get to know others from across the organization. It was a good opportunity.
- Wendy Hakun, Director Respiratory/Sleep Center, Lankenau Medical Center: The program was fantastic; I have acquired project management, lean methodology, assessment and collaboration skills. The coursework expanded my knowledge in terms of population health and the challenges our organization faces. We need to think outside of our “acute care, episode focused” box to position ourselves to promote wellness of at risk populations. The concentration of the program aligns perfectly with our MLH strategic imperatives to support community health, team engagement, value through continuous improvement, research and education and the superior patient experience.
To learn more about the programs plan on attending one of two open house sessions being held at our Radnor campus at 240 N. Radnor-Chester Road. Pre-registration is not required but suggested. Click on the session you are interested in attending: