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Quantitative Tools for Managers

Summer Inst. term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online
Mon 06/28/2021 - Wed 06/30/2021
Class Times:
This course will be offered synchronously, via Zoom, on June 28-30, 2021 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course.
  • M Tu W,  1:00 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Pamela Davis
Frequency Schedule:
One Year Only

Intermediate level of Excel competence


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 Objectives:

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

  1. Utilize financial, market, quality, operational, and utilization data to apply in decision making
  2. Define the various data needs within healthcare and how data impacts decision making and accountability
  3. 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
  4. Explain how the application of quantitative tools and methods influences the quality and efficiency of decision making
  5. Combine various datasets in an integrated approach to demonstrate the impact on the overall organization
  6. Develop and present recommendations based on findings from hospital-based case study
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 20% In-class Exercises
  • 30% Homework
  • 30% Final Project
  • 10% Written Assignment(s)
  • 10% Attendance

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate students are not permitted in this class

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course will be offered synchronously, via Zoom. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course. The final assignments will be due no later than August 6, 2021. For MAC users, a parallel software that can run Windows-based programs is required.