Karen A. Scott

Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management

Karen A. Scott is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management and Senior Fellow at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Previously, Scott worked as the Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where she was responsible for developing and leading clinical quality improvement and patient safety work across the five hospital campuses of the Columbia and Cornell Medical Schools. She also served as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the New York City Health and Hospitals in charge of quality improvement initiatives and as Vice President of the Commonwealth Fund.

Karen received her B.A. in History of Science from Harvard University, M.P.H from Johns Hopkins University, and M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. 

This course encourages students to think creatively about what it means for a healthcare organization to make quality the highest priority. We will explore the current forces driving the push toward quality outcomes and accountability at all levels and settings of healthcare, while focusing on the philosophy of continuous improvement through team work and statistical thinking. Students will use structural tools for analysis, decision making and performance measurement.

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This course encourages students to think creatively about what it means for a healthcare organization to make quality the highest priority. We will explore the current forces driving the push toward quality outcomes and accountability at all levels and settings of healthcare, while focusing on the philosophy of continuous improvement through team work and statistical thinking. Students will use structural tools for analysis, decision making and performance measurement.

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