CAHME announces the certification of the University of Pennsylvania Master’s Degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety

The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) approved the certification of the Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety program at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of
Pennsylvania. The program leads to the MHQS degree.

“The goal of the MHQS is to provide in-depth didactic instruction and hands-on experience to healthcare professionals who aim to improve the quality and safety of healthcare, locally, regionally, nationally, and globally,” said Dr. Jennifer Myers, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, who is the Co-Director of the new program along with Kathy Shaw, MD MSCE.  “This program prepares students to pursue careers as broad, as director of quality and safety for a healthcare system or hospital, or as focused as overseeing population health, health equity, patient safety, and value-based care. We envision that our graduates will go on to make significant contributions in healthcare quality and safety.”

Dr. Myers is a member of CAHME’s HQS Council that consists of leading academics and practitioners in healthcare quality and safety. Under the CAHME Board direction, the CAHME HQS Council guided the establishment of criteria, standards, and essential competencies for students in graduate programs.  

“CAHME certification of HQS instruction broadens our ability to fulfill our mission of advancing the quality of healthcare management education globally,” said Dr. Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of CAHME. “The University of Pennsylvania’s MHQS program meets the rigorous standards set by leading academic and practitioners. We recognize their commitment to the field.” 

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