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HPI4002  - Innovation and Quality Management of Health Services

Period 1: from 4-9-2023 to 27-10-2023
Co-requisites:
None
Coordinator: vacature
ECTS credits: 6
Language of instruction: English

Publication dates timetable/results in the Student Portal

Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 18-8-2023

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 17-11-2023


Resit booking

Exam booking for a test in current academic year (resit)
You will be booked automatically for the resit in one of our resit periods. You may check our calenders to find out which modules can be retaken and when: https://intranet.maastrichtuniversity.nl/nl/fhml-studenten/studieverloop/wanneer-wat
As of one week before the resit test takes place, you can check in Student Portal if you are booked correctly: Student Portal > My Courses > More actions. The test will also be visible in your time table.

Exam booking for a test from a previous academic year (exam only)
All students who have not passed the test for this module in a previous academic year, will be booked automatically for the test during the regular block period. You will be enrolled in the new course in Canvas but not scheduled for a tutorial group and other educational activities. If you do not wish to participate in this test at the end of the regular block period please de-register via askFHML.

Resit date: 15-2-2024

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Course information

Description: EN:

Themes of the course

The improvement of patient care has become a major issue in health care in the last decades. There is an urgent need for innovation in health care to improve the quality of health care services. The core topics of this unit are innovation management and quality management. In the first three cases theoretical background information is provided on the core concepts of this module: innovation, innovation management, quality of care and quality management. Subsequently, in the last three cases different applications of quality and innovation management are discussed: monitoring and improving patient safety, the involvement of the patient in quality improvement, and new models of care delivery that can better meet the complex needs of chronically ill persons.

Skills training

You can choose one of two trainings (whether all students are assigned to the training of their first choice depends on the number of available places for each training). You will work as a member of a study team.

  • Innovation management: The assignment is to write a report on an innovation management strategy in a care organisation. You will assess the innovation management strategy and assess whether that strategy is performed according to approaches and requirements that are discussed in the literature. During the training you will visit the care organisation and interview a manager or an other informed respondent. 
  • Quality management: The assignment is to write a report on a quality management strategy in a care organisation. You will assess the quality management strategy and assess whether that strategy is performed according to the quality management approaches and requirements that are discussed in the literature. During the training you will visit the care organisation and interview a quality manager.

 

 

 

Goals: EN:

Knowledge and understanding:The student:

  • Has knowledge of concepts, theories and frameworks associated with innovation and quality management in healthcare (which includes patient safety), and innovations aimed at improving the quality of care for chronically ill patients.
  • Understands the dynamics and complexity of innovation in healthcare, the factors that have an impact on innovation in healthcare, and strategies for innovation management quality management (which includes patient safety), and chronic care management.
  • Has an overview of current innovations in the care for chronically ill patients.

Applying knowledge and understanding:The student is able to:

  • Use and apply the gained knowledge and understanding to analyze the practice of innovation management and quality management.
  • Understand the problems encountered during innovation and quality management in healthcare and to develop solutions for these problems.
  • Relate the acquired knowledge to the knowledge from other units about innovations.

Making judgments:The student:

  • Has a scientific – analytical and critical – attitude.
  • Demonstrates a critical understanding of a variety of approaches regarding innovation management and quality management in healthcare.
  • Is able to critically assess the practical applicability of theories, concepts and frameworks for innovation management, quality management and chronic care management in healthcare.
  • Can make judgments of current innovations in healthcare and the practice of innovation using arguments from theory.

Communication:The student:

  • Can express the knowledge and insights offered in this master unit orally and in writing.
  • Can communicate effectively about the theory and practice of innovation management and quality management in healthcare.

Learning skills:The student has the skills to:

  • Manage innovation in healthcare and perform quality management.
  • Develop a (more) creative climate within a healthcare context.
  • Gather data and analyze the dynamics and complexity of innovation management, quality management and chronic care management.
  • Develop well-argued solutions for problems of innovation and quality improvement in healthcare.
  • Work in a collaborative setting.

Key words: EN:
innovation management, quality management, patient safety, patient involvement, chronic care.
Literature: This is the link to Keylinks, our online reference list.  
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Paper(s)
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Presentation(s)
  • Training(s)
  • Working visit(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Attendance
  • Final paper
  • Participaion
  • Written exam

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