Why Healthcare Quality and Safety?

With increased emphasis in health care on value-based care, there is a growing need for healthcare organizations to improve their quality and safety outcomes. Building a successful business in today’s world of value-based care requires greater capacity in process improvement. UAB can help prepare you to face these complex challenges. UAB is one of only a handful universities in the nation that offer graduate education in this innovative field. Our premier education is tailored to you and your busy life at an affordable rate. We offer excellent preparation for the quality-driven, efficiency-minded, high-reliability environment ahead. Successful graduates of the program include administrators, physicians, nurses, patient safety officers, and quality managers. We have the most cost effective graduate education in this field in the nation allowing for you to maximize your continued educational pursuit without the burden of high tuition rates.


MSHQS 1st Graduating Class

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On Saturday, August 13, 2016, the UAB School of Health Professions’ Healthcare Quality and Safety programs made history when the inaugural Master of Science class graduated during UAB’s Summer Commencement.

“The importance of expertise in the realm of quality improvement and patient safety cannot be overstated. As our industry increasingly drives towards greater attention to quality and safety outcomes to optimize patient experiences, organizations will need to develop mastery in process improvement," said Deirdre McCaughey, Ph.D., who has been program director of the Healthcare Quality and Safety programs since June 2015.

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