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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:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tuesday,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • 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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% Participation
  • 50% Quizzes
  • 30% Group Work

Enrollment Restriction:

Enrollment restricted to 1st year MHA students only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

consent required for all students

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