New SIU online program to focus on risk management in health care

New SIU online program to focus on risk management in health care

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Are you interested in learning more about the health care field? A new non-credit online program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale aims to teach health care professionals or anyone else who wants to learn about the profession.

The program, which begins Feb. 1, will focus on patient safety and risk management, and can help fulfill professional development requirements or provide a glimpse into the health care field.

This is SIU's first non-credit online course, and consists of a 12-week program in Health Care Risk Management and Patient Safety. The course is a self-managed program comprised of four separate, three-week sections.

Licensed health care risk managers Les Jebson of the SIU School of Medicine, and Paul Acedera, a visiting assistant professor with SIU Carbondale's Extended Campus, will serve as program instructors. Acedera is risk manager at a 695-bed Level One Trauma academic medical center in northeast Florida.

There are no prerequisite courses. The program is pass-fail, and students must attain a 70 percent grade or higher on each of the four course sections. Successful students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

The program concepts include: organization health care risk management principles; financial implications surrounding health care risk management; understanding claims process and management; national regulations and statutes; organization safety principles; correlations between patient safety and health care risk management, and organizational safety programs.

The course registration fee is $349, and the required textbooks are $140. More program information is available here.

For more information, or to register, contact the university's Extended Campus at (618) 453-3430.

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