Fall 2019 Expanded Patient Safety Certificate Course – “Rochester Improvement Science Education (RISE) Certificate Program”

Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:04 AM | Jennifer Casasanta (Administrator)

We invite you to participate in the third offering of an expanded patient safety course – nearly all of the topics in the prior course given in spring 2018 and earlier years will be covered in redesigned sessions plus we will have additional content on improvement and achieving high reliability.

The faculty of the Division of Healthcare Management in the Department of Public Health Sciences are pleased to offer this free and innovative program on improvement science. This is a “mini” certificate course designed specifically for health care professionals, trainees, and students from medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and health services research.

Course Content The program, designed to increase your knowledge of how to improve healthcare quality and safety and to educate you on the latest theories on improvement science, consists of 11 sessions addressing topics such as leadership’s role in nurturing a culture of high reliability, an understanding of the science of errors and safety, the model for improvement in clinical practice, identification of “measures that matter” in healthcare, teamwork and communication techniques, performance improvement tools, ways to create a safer medication system, the challenges of health literacy and patient diversity, event reporting systems, designing care for to maximize value and safety, the impacts of information technology and safety, safety in clinical research and the business case for safety.

Registration Information

The registration deadline for the Rochester Improvement Science Education (RISE) Certificate Program is Saturday, September 21.  Sessions will begin on Thursday, September 5, 2019, and will be offered an average of twice per month on Thursdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  There is no fee for this course.  Course materials will be available online.

Existing MyPath/Achieve Users: Please refer to the attached instructions to register for the course.

New to MyPath? Click here to create an account and begin the registration process.

Parking Information

Parking fees will be the responsibility of the registrant. A light snack will be provided beginning at 5pm.

Program Completion
Successful completion of the program involves attendance at a minimum of 8 sessions. Those who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of participation from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Physicians, dentists, nurses, dental assistants, hygienists, pharmacists, radiology technologists and social workers will be eligible for up to a maximum of 16.5 hours of continuing education credits. For social workers, partial credit for this multi-part course may not be awarded. Learner must attend all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours. Physicians should note that medical staff privileges at SMH and HH, as well as participation in BCBS managed care products (including Blue Choice) require 50 hours of CME per year. Physicians insured through UR and MCIC Vermont for malpractice insurance will be eligible for a reduced premium through the premium differential program.

Please see the attached documents for further information. If you are unable to access any of the attachments, please feel free to contact Judy Hughes at 275-7712 or by email at judy_hughes@urmc.rochester.edu for another email version or fax copy. The materials are also available at the Quality and Safety Intranet Page for those who can access the URMC intranet and here for those who cannot: Healthcare Quality - Hospital Quality, Safety, and Service - University of Rochester Medical Center

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote improvement science and patient safety by learning about the science, tools, and strategies for achieving safer patient care.

More Links: 

Registration Instructions for Existing MyPath Users.pdf

Class Schedule_RISE_Fall_Final.pdf

Faculty List_Revised v3 Final 8 13 19.pdf

Patient Safety Program Announcement_RISE 8 12 19.pdf

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