Quantitative skills in health care management.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course is designed to develop and strengthen quantitative skills in order to be applied in health care management. Key concepts covered in the course help to increase student’s ability to solve fiscal matters, develop strategic solutions, and increase efficiency across the board within health services organizations.INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALSRequired ResourcesLewis, J.B., McGrath, R.J., & Seidel, L.F. (2011). Essentials of applied quantitative methodsfor health services managers. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.Supplemental ResourcesAnderson, D., Sweeney, D., Williams, T., Camm, J., & Cochran, J. (2013). Quantitative methods forbusiness (12th ed.). South-Western: Cengage Learning.Ozcan, Y. (2009). Quantitative methods in health care management: Techniques and applications (2nded.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Taylor, B. M. (2010). Introduction to management science (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ:Pearson/Prentice Hall.COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMESApply general systems models to health services problems.Apply descriptive and inferential statistics in health services.Relate the time value of money to health services decisions.Evaluate forecasting strategies and methods.Analyze the production capacity of service systems.Analyze projects using the tools of quantitative methods.Determine how effective use of quantitative methods can strengthen an organization’s position in the market.Use technology and information resources to research issues in quantitative methods for health services.Write clearly and concisely about quantitative methods for health services using proper writing mechanics.WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULEThe standard requirement for a 4.5 credit hour course is for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work. This includes preparation, activities, and evaluation regardless of delivery mode.Week Preparation, Activities, and Evaluation Points1 PreparationReading(s)Chapter 1: The Role and Function of Quantitative Methods in Health Services ManagementActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationNone202 PreparationReading(s)Chapter 2: Working with NumbersActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationHomeworkChapter 2: Exercises 2-1 through 2-520303 PreparationReading(s)Chapter 3: Flow ChartingChapter 4: Time Value of MoneyActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationHomeworkChapter 3: Exercise 3-3Chapter 4: Exercises 4-1 through 4-420304 PreparationReading(s)Chapter 5: The Art and Science of ForecastingChapter 6: Trend Forecasting Techniques (pages 89-92 only)ActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationHomeworkChapter 5: Exercises 5-1, 5-3, 5-5, and 5-6Exam 1: Chapters 1 through 420301255 PreparationReading(s)Chapter 6: Trend Forecasting Techniques (pages 93-112 only)Chapter 7: Regression ForecastingActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationCase Study 1: Forecasting20756 PreparationReading(s)Chapter 8: Analyzing Capacity and ResourcesChapter 9: Managing Waiting LinesActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationHomeworkChapter 8: Exercises 8-1 through 8-5Chapter 9: Exercises 9-1 and 9-220307 PreparationReading(s)Chapter 10: Decision AnalysisChapter 11: Economic AnalysisActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationHomeworkChapter 10: Exercise 10-2Exam 2: Chapters 5 through 920301258 PreparationReading(s)Chapter 12: Program Evaluation Review Technique: PERTChapter 13: Financial Evaluation of ProjectsActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationHomeworkChapter 12: Exercises 12-1 through 12-3Chapter 13: Exercises 13-1 through 13-320309 PreparationReading(s)Chapter 14: Quality AnalysisActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationHomeworkChapter 14: Exercise 14-2Case Study 2: Quality Analysis20309010 PreparationReading(s)Chapter 15: Quantitative Analysis in Strategic PlanningActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationHomeworkChapter 15: Exercises 15-1 through 15-3203011 PreparationReading(s): NoneActivitiesDiscussionEvaluationExam 3: Chapters 10 through 1520125GRADING SCALE – GRADUATEAssignment Total Points % ofGradeHomework (8 assignments worth 30 points apiece) 240 24.0%Exam 1: Chapters 1-4(25 questions; 5 points each; 2.5 hour time limit) 125 12.5%Exam 2: Chapters 5-9(25 questions; 5 points each; 2.5 hour time limit) 125 12.5%Exam 3: Chapters 10-15(25 questions; 5 points each; 2.5 hour time limit) 125 12.5%Case Study 1: Forecasting 75 7.5%Case Study 2: Quality Analysis 90 9.0%Participation (11 discussions worth 20 points apiece) 220 22.0%Totals 1,000 100.0%Points Percentage Grade900 – 1,000 90% – 100% A800 – 899 80% – 89% B700 – 799 70% – 79% CBelow 700 Below 70% F

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