About the HQPS Online Academy
Quality improvement is a core feature of hospital medicine.
Currently, hospitalized patients do not consistently receive
recommended care and are at risk for experiencing preventable harm.
an effort to stimulate improvement, stakeholders have called for
increased accountability, including enhanced transparency and
differential payment based on performance.
Many hospitalists and other hospital-based professionals feel
inadequately prepared to engage in efforts to improve quality because
training programs have not traditionally included healthcare quality
and patient safety in their curricula. The Society of Hospital
Medicine's Quality Improvement Education subcommittee developed the
Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Online Academy to help
meet this need. The HQPS Online Academy consists of internet-based
modules that emphasize high-yield learning points presented in an
efficient manner. Module topics and learning objectives are based on
the HQPS Competencies. Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
are offered for each module.
Our hope is that the participants in the HQPS Online Academy will
apply the knowledge and skills obtained to help transform healthcare
and improve patient outcomes.
SHM members who are insured with The Doctors Company can earn a 5
percent risk management credit by completing the first five HQPS online
modules. Eligible members also enjoy premium savings through a 5
percent program discount and a claims-free credit of up to 25 percent.
To learn more about The Doctors Company, the exclusively endorsed
medical malpractice carrier for SHM, and to get a quote, visit www.thedoctors.com/SHM.
We welcome your comments and questions.
Upon ordering an individual module, you will receive access
information via email within 72 business hours of your purchase.
Upon purchasing a subscription to the series, you will receive
access information to the active modules within 72 business hours of
purchase, and will be notified immediately upon the release of
- Quality Measurement and Stakeholder Interests
- Teamwork and Communication
- Organizational Knowledge and
- Patient Safety Principles
- Patient Safety Tools: RCA
- Cognitive Bias and Diagnostic Errors
- Patient-Centered Care
- Hospital Information Technology
- Quality Improvement Methods: Lean and PDSA
- Data Acquisition and Interpretation
The first module of the series, Quality Measurement and Stakeholder
Interests, is free of charge. Each of the following
modules may be purchased individually for $35, or the whole set is
available at the discounted subscription
rate of $225.
SHM members insured with The Doctors Company can earn a 5 percent
risk management credit for completing the first five HQPS online
modules. To learn more about The Doctors Company and to get a quote for
medical malpractice insurance, visit www.thedoctors.com/SHM.
Discounted Group Rates
Are you looking to educate your new class of residents or provide
others in your group with a primer in hospital quality and patient
safety? Improving quality of care in the hospital is one of the
hallmarks of the hospitalist specialty, but for some hospitals,
educating the team on the basics of quality improvement is the first
us to take advantage of these discounted subscription rates for your
|Up to 50 participants: