Designing Interventions to
Change Organizational Behavior
EPI 247 Spring 2019 (2 units)
This course surveys a range of translational tools at the health care system level that you can use to promote the adoption of evidence-based medicine by providers and delivery systems. Learn strategies for change in the broader context of sociological theories of organizational behavior and policy implementation. Focus your learning on translational tools that can be used by stakeholders outside of health care organizations—including purchasers, payers and government regulators—to promote the adoption of clinical innovations within organizations. Such tools can include contract-based payment incentives, performance monitoring, education and technical-assistance programs, changes in existing government licensing laws and quasi-government regulations used by credentialing agencies.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
Epidemiologic Approaches to Implementation Science (EPI 239) or Introduction to Implementation Science: Theory and Design (EPI 245) is recommended but not required.
Weekly course content will be delivered via video lectures, case studies, and readings. Students will post weekly assignments in online discussion forums, and provide/receive feedback through the online discussion forums and weekly in-person discussion sections facilitated by course faculty.
Required readings will be posted on the course website.
Evaluation of student performance will be based on successful completion of weekly homework assignments and a final project, as well as participation in an online discussion forum and in-person small group sessions. To pass the course, learners must:
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