The Master’s Degree of Healthcare Quality and Safety (MHQS) provides clinicians and clinical administrators with the operational skills to lead and work effectively in quality improvement and safety initiatives within their own health care organizations.
This program has both a full-time, one-year option and a part-time, two-year option. The one-year program requires accepted students to move to Boston for the duration of the program. The part-time option allows more flexibility for professionals to align coursework with their busy schedules during the two years of the program. Both options include the same courses and are taken in-person on the Harvard Medical School campus.
The program consists of 12 courses focusing on five key areas of study:
- Informatics: Clinical databases, EHRs and Patient portals
- Leadership and Change Management
- Operational quality and safety
- Quantitative approaches
- Risk Assessment and Communication