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Quality & Safety Leadership Series (QSLS)

An Overview

The Quality and Safety Leadership Series (QSLS) is a live series of educational programs that can be customized to meet the unique needs of healthcare professionals, whether they have clinical or administrative responsibilities. Through the generous support of Sanofi US, the Jefferson School of Population Health (JSPH) developed this series to connect some of the nation’s foremost experts to healthcare professionals across the country. To date, QSLS has conducted over 40 programs for diverse audiences (eg, board members, clinicians, hospital administrative leaders) and venues (eg, professional association conferences, hospital symposia, board retreats).

These programs are geared toward institutions and professional associations seeking to learn how to improve the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. Content is customized to meet the unique needs of each organization that requests a program. JSPH maintains a catalog of presenters and topics, which is available from the QSLS website. QSLS program staff members help identify appropriate speakers based on the information submitted, and facilitate a teleconference meeting between program facilitators and the requesting organization.

Background

As healthcare expenditures have continued to rise, stakeholders across the healthcare system are searching for ways to improve the quality of care and optimize the use of resources. Achieving these goals requires engaging and educating each participant—patient, payer, and provider—so that they can better understand the issues and work together toward meaningful solutions. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has led to the introduction of several new initiatives aimed at increasing accountability for outcomes and delivering a higher return on healthcare expenditures.

Program Goals

  • Provide an opportunity for health system leaders to observe and interact with experts who have successfully implemented hospital quality improvement initiatives
  • Introduce the participants to the issues, terminology, and processes in quality improvement and provide first-hand experience with national experts in an open forum
  • Facilitate interactive discussions with leading experts regarding quality improvement using case studies
  • Disseminate information regarding the impact of quality improvement on population health and
    economic measures

Contact QSLS staff for more information: (877) 662-QSLS or qsls@jefferson.edu.