USU Medical Executive Skills Course

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The MedXellence Course, “Critical Decision Making for Medical Executives: Keys to Improving Health Care Delivery" is a MHS relevant education program designed to provide knowledge and enhance leadership skills for MHS healthcare personnel. MedXellence is an advanced-level, tri-service, interdisciplinary MHS course offered by USU to educate military health care professionals in the tools and methods needed to continuously improve high-quality health care systems. The Course focuses on decision support tools for improvement in the quality and cost efficiency of clinical practice and population health outcomes through evidence-based decision making.

Lead by USU senior faculty and other highly accomplished MHS leaders, this week-long course delivers a pragmatic curriculum which expands on existing MHS executives’ competencies to develop tailored leadership strategies. The Course is presented through lectures, real case studies, and small group decision making that incorporate proven learning methods. The Course provides an overview of current approaches to the assessment and improvement of health care delivery in the DoD and civilian managed care environments. Emphasis is placed on methodologies that support decision-making by medical executives, and the evaluation of processes that improve health status of the patient and minimize resource costs.

MedXellence supports the Congressional mandate that health care leaders receive education in healthcare management. With the establishment of the National Quality Management Program, medical executives are accountable for clinical effectiveness and efficiency in the use of health care resources at their facilities. By continuously working with MHS to design and update MedXellence, the Course delivers the most relevant curriculum, expands upon the existing competencies, and develops tailored leadership strategies.