Health Data Analytics Quality

Utilizing Healthcare analytics for quality and performance improvement / Trevor L. Strome.
pages cm
ISBN 978-1-118-51969-1 (cloth) — ISBN 978-1-118-76017-8 and or other scholarly sources.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature and cite these in proper APA style. At least 150 words for each question.

1a. Challenges Related to Cost And Quality

For this discussion:

  • Identify and discuss the challenges related to cost and quality that health care organizations face today.
  • Choose three challenges related to cost and quality that you feel are most important to health care organizations today.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature, and cite these in proper APA style.

 

1b. Analytical Approaches to Improving Quality

For this discussion:

  • Describe how advancements in analytics can help organizations overcome cost and quality challenges.
  • Identify at least three analytical approaches to improving quality and reducing cost.
  • Include what applications should be used and what key performance measures should be analyzed.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature, and cite these in proper APA style.

2a. Health Care Quality Improvement

For this discussion, define and describe health care QI and how it is used to bring value to a health care organization. Be sure to include common QI measures and discuss common QI frameworks.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature, and cite these in proper APA style.

2b. Methodologies for Gathering Quality Improvement Data

For this discussion, assume the role of a health care analyst in a modern hospital system. You have been tasked with measuring quality for the organization’s QI team. Evaluate and describe what methodologies you would use for gathering QI data and how these methods aid in decision making.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature, and cite these in proper APA style.

3a. Raw Data in Health Care

For this discussion:

  • Define and discuss raw data in health care.
  • Explain how raw data are transformed and prepared for useful analytics in health care settings.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature, and cite these in proper APA style.

3b. Retrieving, Securing, and Storing Data

Search the Capella library for at least one recent peer-reviewed article that presents the best practices for retrieving, storing, and securing data in a health care organization. Discuss 3–4 best practices that you discovered on how organizations retrieve, secure, and store data. Be sure to cite the article in your post.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature, and cite these in proper APA style.

4a. Developing Data Into Effective Information

Now that you considered concepts in data storage, discuss the industry approaches to developing data into effective information. Be sure to include what technology is used to ensure data usage is effective.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature, and cite these in proper APA style.

4b. Data Validation in Health Care

Note: Please complete this discussion before doing the assignment in this unit.

Review the Vila Health: Improving Data Analysis scenario.

For this discussion:

  • Consider how hospitals and other complex health systems validate data.
  • Research the concepts of data validation in health care.
  • Discuss 3–4 industry approaches to validating data at an organization similar to Vila Health.

Be sure to include the statistical approaches and technology (software programs, et cetera) as necessary.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature, and cite these in proper APA style.

5a. Statistical Approaches to Analyzing Quality

For this discussion, consider a scenario where you have been asked to analyze QIs at a large health care organization. Research and discuss the best statistical approaches to analyzing quality.

Be sure to include commonly used and widely accepted software analytical tools, applications, and quality assurance measures.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature, and cite these in proper APA style.

5b. Analytical Tests and Tools

For this discussion:

  • Research and discuss how a health care organization uses results from analytical tests and tools to demonstrate it is meeting quality.
  • Find an example of a health care organization promoting its quality of service, and discuss what analytics support its claims and why.

Support your argument with specific details from your workplace or a health care setting with which you are familiar. Strengthen your post with references to unit readings or other academic literature, and cite these in proper APA style.

6a. Demographic Data

Note: Please complete this discussion before doing the assignment in this unit.

Using the Capella library or the Internet, find a scholarly article or an industry-wide publication that presents demographic data and analysis to demonstrate a health care issue and solution. For example, you might find an article describing how an organization is adapting to demographic changes.

In your post:

  • Cite your article and provide an overview of what was studied.
  • Describe the statistical methods that were used to analyze and or predict future trends.
  • Consider and discuss the statistical methods used to analyze and validate the data.

 

6b. Dependent and Independent Variables

Now that you have read and discussed health care statistics, consider how dependent and independent variables are analyzed in health care to aid quality assurance. Using the Capella library, find a peer-reviewed article or study that compares the relationship between two variables. Explain the two variables being used and the statistical tests that were used to analyze the relationship between the variables.

Start your post by stating the study results in statistical terms and then describe the study, variables, and tests used. (For example: A Spearman rank test found an increase in total dissolved solids (mg/L) in ground water was strongly associated with an increase in uranium concentration (ppb), rs, (23) = .708, p <.0005.)

7a. Usable Information

For this discussion, consider how data are analyzed and presented in a health care organization. Discuss 2–3 current methods for transforming statistical outputs into usable information for managers across the whole organization.

7b. Predictive Models and Scoring Engines

Developing predictive models and scoring engines is an important part of advanced health care analytics. List and explain the common components of predictive models for health care organizations as well as scoring engines as they relate to advanced analytics.

8a. Analytical Teams

Although effective teamwork has been regularly identified as a prerequisite for improved clinical outcomes in the provision of health care, there is insufficient knowledge of what makes health professionals effective team members, and even less information on how to develop skills for teamwork.

In this discussion, explore some of the strategies and best practices for developing effective analytical teams in a health care organization.

8b. Looking Ahead

As you wrap up the course, research and discuss some of the challenges health care organizations face as they work toward becoming an effective analytical organization.

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