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Formal Training Provides a Foundation for Success in Health Care Settings

  • February 20, 2020

A recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety program communicates how “In today’s increasingly complex health care environment, clinicians and clinical administrators can benefit from receiving formal training on how to integrate patient safety and quality improvement initiatives into their organizations’ operations.” 

Muhammad Hasan Abid, MBBS shared how he learned first hand how valuable risk assessment training using medical malpractice data was. He said, this type of training “is one of the important elements in building a meaningful career in the health care space, both in the United States and also globally.”  As an example Abid added, “CRICO, the risk management foundation of Harvard, leads a course that’s part of the master’s program on how to incorporate malpractice cases into leading QI and patient safety efforts. This looks at how to involve people across all of the areas of the institution and connect them together to lead charge at the macro systems level.”  


Citation for the Full-text Article

Ellis LD. Formal training provides a foundation for success in health care settings: Muhammad Hasan Abid, MBBS; Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety program graduate. Harvard Medical School. 2020 February 20.

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