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Applied Concepts and Foundations of High Performance for Population Health

1st Term
MAS Office
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year

Must have completed all 1st year courses to enroll in this course

Are you curious to learn what it takes to be a high performing organization ? Are you keen to learn what leaders need to do to take an organization to the next level? Would you like to know about established frameworks for performance excellence?
Provides students with broad exposure to relevant topics around performance and performance management for individuals, teams, and organizations. Discusses types of performance (clinical, financial, human, leadership, strategy) and factors and characteristics that allow organizations to perform at higher levels (high performance). Builds upon concepts from other courses that introduce population health and the triple aim, examining applications that would create and manage the value proposition. Utilizes an evidence-based framework (Baldrige) that has been used to achieve and sustain high performance in healthcare organizations.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify major external forces and their role in shaping missions and managerial challenges
  2. Explain the basic concepts and foundations of high performing organizations
  3. Analyze the role of leadership in developing core values and concepts
  4. Perform a performance gap analysis using an evidence based framework
  5. Apply principles from an evidence based framework to improve organizational performance
  6. Create a performance management and improvement plan for their organization
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 15% Participation
  • 10% Reflection
  • 15% Local best practice post
  • 30% Two case studies, 15% each
  • 30% Final Paper
Enrollment Restriction
Restricted to OPAL MAS in Population Health Management students