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551.604.11 QUANTITATIVE TOOLS FOR MANAGERS

Department: Extradepartmental
Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Pamela Davus
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

Examines how information processing power can be applied to increase quality and decrease cost in healthcare. Emphasizes the importance of understanding analytics as a healthcare manager. Focuses on five themes related to managing a healthcare organization: finance, quality, market, operations, and utilization. Reviews theories such as data formats, database structures, and analysis methods. Explains how data is collected, prepared, and applied to make a positive impact. Real world examples provided during each session so that students can use the lecture materials to solve problems. Develops future healthcare leaders who can understand the details as well as think critically beyond the data.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Utilize financial, market, quality, operational, and utilization data to apply in decision making
Define the various data needs within healthcare and how data impacts decision making and accountability
Identify the appropriate analytical tools for financial, market, quality, operational, and utilization analysis, and evaluate the analytic methods used by other students and provide feedback for improvement
Explain how the application of quantitative tools and methods influences the quality and efficiency of decision making
Combine various datasets in an integrated approach to demonstrate the impact on the overall organization
Develop and present recommendations based on findings from hospital-based case study

Methods of Assessment: In-class exercises 20%, Homework 30%, Final Project 30%, Short paper on current topics in healthcare analytics 10%, Attendance 10%
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/16/2014 - Wed 06/18/2014
  • Monday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduate students are not permitted in this class
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Intermediate level of Excel competence

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments: For MAC users, a parallel software that can run Windows-based programs is required
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015