Health Data and Analysis

Course Code: HCM 3001

Academic Year: 2018-2019

Collecting, analyzing and interpreting data are fundamental to healthcare management. This course first reviews the relevant statistical and quantitative concepts learned in previous courses and recasts them from the perspective of healthcare. An overview of types of healthcare data-such as hospital, physician, census, vital statistics and surveys is provided with an emphasis on how these data are used in practice. Much of the course will focus on the most common types of analysis encountered in epidemiology and the healt care industry. Topic includes needs analysis, outcome evaluation, forecasting and decision support. Statistics software will include excel and the open source language R.