This course examines quality management methodologies used to analyze safe and effective healthcare operations. A primary focus of regulatory, consumer, and clinical leaders/groups is on the quality management across the healthcare system. This course includes content designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills for healthcare leaders and managers in a variety of settings. Quality management, improvement, and patient safety are major forces shaping the daily activities of healthcare leaders. The use of analytical tools and methods are featured, in conjunction with information related to accreditation, regulation, quality awards/designations and resources that can be used to advance the quality agenda in organizational settings. Emphasis will be placed on using statistical analysis techniques to increase healthcare efficiencies and improve health outcomes.