QUANTITATIVE TOOLS FOR MANAGERS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
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
Course DescriptionExamines 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.
Intended AudiencePriority enrollment to students for whom this course is required by their program: MHA, DrPH Leadership & Management, HFM certificate and MPH Leadership & Management concentration students.
Methods of AssessmentIn-class exercises 20%, Homework 30%, Final Project 30%, Short paper on current topics in healthcare analytics 10%, Attendance 10%
Intermediate level of MS Access and Excel competence
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
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