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 twice per year. The curriculum emphasizes quality concepts and evidence-based medicine including patient safety, quality improvement, quality tools, teamwork, disclosing adverse events, and return on investment. Projects are selected by clinical leadership to align with the strategic goals of UT Health San Antonio and University Health System. The course is project based, utilizing quality concepts and tools which includes increasing active-learning strategies and educate a diverse group of future healthcare academicians. As of June 2018, the Center has proudly conferred diplomas to 584 participants. Graduates include faculty, administrators and staff from the School of Medicine, Dental School, School of Nursing, and our hospital partner: University Health 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.