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Applied Methods for Optimizing Performance in Health Care Organizations

East Baltimore
1st term
Health Policy and Management
2 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor s:
  • Eric Hamrock
  • Julie Cady-Reh
LaKeasha Wormley

Cases and Applications designed for MHA students who seek an understanding of continuous improvement in healthcare organizations. Content and framework designed to provide a broad exposure to current knowledge, competencies and management tools required for the effective operation of health care delivery systems. Focuses on how to apply continuous improvement tools and methodologies in various health care environments. Provides a detailed explanation of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies with opportunity to apply these skills to real world examples within health care settings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply management theories and tools to the analysis of a current health care organization
  2. Conduct analyses that support organizational decision-making
  3. Assess simulation-learning experiences
  4. Define the need for advanced problem solving and improvement methodologies used by project teams
  5. Use basic lean six sigma tools for project definition and improvement analysis, implementation, and sustainability
Methods of Assessment:

Participation 20%, group exercises and case studies 30% and quizzes 50%

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Non-MHA graduate students must obtain permission to register for this course.

For consent, contact:

Jointly Offered With: