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Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership

University of Illinois Global Campus



The online Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership from the University of Illinois enables students with the skills and knowledge needed to become a leader in the advancement of patient safety and quality health care.

Patient safety is an issue at the forefront of health care today. Nearly 100,000 Americans are killed every year by preventable medical errors, according to an October 2008 New York Times op-ed. The elimination of error and risk in our health care system can translate directly into improved care and cost reduction. The emerging field of Patient Safety is revolutionizing healthcare for the 21st century.

You can be at the center of this revolution by enrolling in an innovative, interdisciplinary Patient Safety Leadership online program created for the College of Medicine by the Institute for Patient Safety Excellence (IPSE) and other partners at the University of Illinois at Chicago. IPSE is one of the first organizations of its kind, created to foster multi-disciplinary research and education on current patient safety issues.

The Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership and Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety, Error Science and Full Disclosure provide health care professionals the opportunity to explore ways to design quality patient care practices and to develop an organizational culture of patient safety. Learners will benefit from the focus on topics such as inter-professional teamwork, simulation training, communication and collaboration, medical error science, organizational change and health care leadership.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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