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.


Deborah Grimes webMSHQS alumna named UAB Health System inaugural CDO

Deborah Grimes, RN, JD, CHC, CPHQ, alumna of the UAB School of Health Professions’ Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety program, has been named the UAB Health System’s first Chief Diversity Officer.

Grimes, who serves as Associate Vice President Quality / Chief Compliance Officer at UAB Hospital, began her new appointment on April 1, 2017.

An article from the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), said that in her 25 years’ experience in healthcare she has “demonstrated her passion and commitment to equity and inclusion by working with diversity professionals across the University.”

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