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Performance Measurement in Health Care

Summer Institute
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Start Date
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
End Date
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Class Time(s)
Students are required to listen to pre-recorded lectures prior to the start of the course. Class will be offered synchronously, via Zoom, on June 7 from 9am - 12:30pm and June 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 2023 from 9am - 11am.
Wednesday, 9:00am - 12:50pm
Friday, 9:00am - 12:50pm
Monday, 9:00 - 11:20am
Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:20am
Friday, 9:00 - 11:20am
Monday, 9:00 - 11:20am
Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:20am
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2023
Focuses on performance measurement for hospitals and describes key aspects and challenges of measurement initiatives in the current context of health care reform in general, and payment reform more specifically. The faculty, all senior health care professionals from the trenches, describe the regulatory environment, and Joint Commission and CMS requirements. They also summarize key measures used for public reporting and payment such as chart-abstracted clinical process, administrative data based outcomes, satisfaction, and efficiency. Highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each type of measure and discusses appropriate use of analytics and comparison data including patient satisfaction. Covers current public reporting and pay for performance initiatives and associated challenges. Another topic is emerging initiatives in the context of the electronic medical records, such as e-measures and meaningful use.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Discuss the evolution of performance measurement for hospitals and operational challenges for hospitals
  2. Describe data analysis, composite scores, and benchmarking
  3. Identify the components of payment reform including value-based purchasing, readmissions, and hospital-acquired conditions
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 80% Final Paper
  • 20% Participation
Enrollment Restriction
Graduate students only
Special Comments

This course will be offered synchronously, via Zoom. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course. The final assignments will be due no later than August 4, 2023.