Clinical Safety and Effectiveness

CS&E: Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course


The Clinical Safety and Effectiveness course is a UT System wide course that concentrates on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. It is modeled after Dr. Brent James´ Advanced Training Program at Intermountain Health Care, Utah. The course is eight days, eight hours/day over six months, offered two times per year. The curriculum emphasizes quality concepts and evidence-based medicine including patient safety, quality improvement, quality tools, teamwork, disclosure and crafting apologies, and return on investment. It is project based and demonstrates use of quality concepts and tools. Close attention is paid to the choice of the projects, making sure that they align with the strategic goals of UT Health San Antonio which include increasing 'active-learning strategies' and expanding programs to educate a diverse group of future healthcare academicians. As of June 2017 the Center has proudly conferred diplomas to 505 participants. Graduates include faculty, administrators and staff from the School of Medicine, Dental School, School of Nursing, and our hospital partners: University Hospital, and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.

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CSE Alumni Katie Prentice, MSIS,AHIP, Head of Education and Information Services, Briscoe Library, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio" presenting at the American Library Association Annual Conference - June 2012.