This course is designed to expose the student to basic analytic tools used in health care management. The course covers the collection, aggregation, and presentation of data, as well as descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will get hands-on instruction in the application of spreadsheets to data management. The course also covers topics in the basic applications of operations research techniques to health care planning, control, and decision-making including process fundamentals, throughput, staffing, productivity, and physician practice management.
3 credits