Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    May 20, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HCA 340A - Statistics and Research in Healthcare

(3) This course is an introduction to statistical analysis and research as used in healthcare systems. It will focus on healthcare issues using a variety of research designs and assessment tools with specific attention to two methods. The first is Six-Sigma, which targets 1) improving customer satisfaction, 2) reducing cycle time, and 3) reducing defects using measurement and analysis. The second area used extensively in healthcare is LEAN business strategies for effectively creating change in an organization. Most statistics in healthcare are descriptive and are tied to the two forms of work processes above. In the academic world of research, Action Research is the blended method that most aligns with Lean and Six-Sigma projects. However, the student will be exposed to various research methods and will choose researchable topics, learn how to gather pertinent literature for a topic, learn about data collection and analysis methods, and use this knowledge to read and critique healthcare research.

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