Online College Courses for Credit

Learning System: Continuous Learning

Learning System: Continuous Learning

Author: Capella Healthcare

Continuous Learning

See More
Fast, Free College Credit

Developing Effective Teams

Let's Ride
*No strings attached. This college course is 100% free and is worth 1 semester credit.

37 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

299 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 33 of Sophia’s online courses. Many different colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.


what's covered
In this lesson, you will learn about the fourth component of learning systems: continuous learning. Specifically, this lesson will cover:
  1. Definition

1. Definition

Continuous learning should be focused on prevention and proactive measures to identify defects before they cause harm. Quality and safety are the proactive arms of Risk Management. Managing adverse events is reactive. Ideally, your program should be ninety percent proactive and ten percent reactive. This is why safety culture and reliability are essential. Learning organizations concentrate their attention on searching for better ways to improve the lives of patients, families, staff, and the community.

We generate a mountain of data and information daily at every level of the healthcare system. However, many of these systems are not integrated and the data generated is not converted into a useful format for clinicians and staff to act upon in a timely manner. Business Intelligence experts are needed to collect the data in a standard way, with common definitions, and produce dashboards and projections to assist in making improvement decisions that most benefit patients and the organization.

Continuous learning requires feedback loops that provide data into the reporting systems to inform and generate insights and prompt action and learning.

term to know

Continuous Learning
Regularly collecting and learning from defects and successes

Authored by Cindy Ebner, MSN, RN, CPHRM, FASHRM

Terms to Know
Continuous Learning

Regularly collecting and learning from defects and successes