Scott Hershberger proves the value of healthcare analytics every day as a leading data scientist and sought-after consultant.
Now, you can bring that value to your own role and gain salient insights into how data is used inside top healthcare organizations. This live course will get you ready to confidently turn data into clear, reliable insights.
Build critical data skills and respond to realistic scenarios using the same datasets used by state-of-the-art hospitals and healthcare providers. You'll prepare for the complexity of real-world healthcare analysis and learn how to use 3 industry-standard tools.
This course gives you unparalleled access to practice and support. Meet your personal learning goals with weekly assignments, direct instructor feedback, and 5 bonus workshops. If there's something you're struggling to understand, stop by weekly office hours for extra help.
Get skilled for one of the fastest-growing fields in healthcare. You'll learn how to collect, organize, and visualize health data using real-world scenarios.
Tap into a powerful resource for optimizing operational procedures and patient care. You'll build a skillset enabling decisions that improve the patient experience, lower costs, increase market share, and boost billing visibility across facilities and providers.
Advance your career with a certificate in healthcare analytics. The rapid expansion of digital health records makes acquiring analytical skills the best strategy for career advancement in a high-growth industry.
A number of factors are driving the increased role of advanced analytics in healthcare in the United States. You'll start your learning by contextualizing analytics within the current US healthcare system, understanding who the stakeholders are, and how organizations use data and analytics.
Write a short response to the following questions: So far, how have you used Excel for data and analysis? Do you see a role for Excel in assessing a variety of data and analysis in healthcare? Why or why not?
It's a topic that has been front and center for quite some time: data security, privacy, and governance at organizations. This class considers the appropriate application of privacy laws in various healthcare environments and the type of legal and ethical concerns you may encounter in regards to health data.
Find a recent data breach at a private company or government entity and describe it. Are there any indications in the information you found about how the breach could have been prevented? What are they?
Now that you understand the environment in which health data analysis is taking place, Scott will teach you the initial steps of analysis. You'll learn how to locate data and inspect it for regularities.
Your office has been grappling with the worksheet in Dataset 3. In a team meeting, the issue is identified as swapping rows and columns. An assistant offers to retype the sheet such that the rows and columns are swapped.
You suggest that there is an easier way to accomplish this. Swap the current rows and columns so that years are now in rows.
This workshop gets you comfortable with descriptive statistics, charts, and figures. You'll get trained in two powerful tools for modern analysis, and build a vocabulary to discuss data.
You are an analyst with a health advocacy group. Dataset 1 contains data you'll present to your team. Your task is to analyze two fields: column F (Premature Death Value) and column K (Poor or Fair Health Value).
This class steps up from basic data representation to advanced chart and figure types. You will learn how to choose the right type of chart for your data and Scott will demonstrate visualizing data with 3D maps.
With the continuing changes in healthcare reform, there is renewed interest in the early effects of the Affordable Care Act. Dataset 4 contains information on changes in the uninsured rate from 2010 to 2015 in each state. What specific question can you ask using this data? Make two slides demonstrating your questions.
In this class, you'll learn how to evaluate whether two means differ significantly and meaningfully from each other. Scott will offer a scenario to demonstrate how a healthcare organization makes these assessments in the real world.
The VA is concerned about the experience of customers at VA facilities. In 2017, HCAHPS surveys were completed in a large sample of VA facilities nationwide. Senior management is convinced that the problem is the variable "Communication With Nurses". Refer to Dataset 2 to better understand the role of this variable. Next, test whether there is a relationship between "Communication With Nurses" and "Patient Recommendation of Hospital".
Healthcare data does not always offer the luxury of comparing only two means. In this class, you will learn how to evaluate whether three or more means differ significantly and meaningfully from each other.
For Dataset 2, which contains HCAHPS summary data for October 2018, how would you test if there is a difference in mean values for “Nurse Communication” across the high/medium/low categories of “Recommend Hospital”?
Today, you will advance to comparing two or more variables. This workshop teaches how to evaluate whether there is a significant and meaningful relationship between multiple variables overall.
You have been tasked to better understand the health insurance market for individual health insurance plans. Use Dataset 4 to better understand the variable “Individual Market - Individuals With Marketplace Coverage (Q1 2016)". To better understand this variable, develop scatter plots and regressions model to interpret and predict various values, according to criteria provided by Scott.
A sample design is the framework, or road map, that serves as the basis for the selection of a survey sample. You'll learn how to determine the best type of sample design for different situations, and about the role of research design in health-related research.
You are working with the executive team at the Veterans Administration (VA). Your team would like to focus the attention of the executive team on specific issues that are flagged in the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems in VA facilities.
Rather than show data from all facilities, you consider using stratified random sampling to select 40 VA facilities from Dataset 2. Use quartiles of the variable “Recommend Hospital” to create four strata and then identify 10 facilities from each stratum. For your sample, provide the average value for the variable “Recommend Hospital”.
Patient engagement in health research is becoming increasingly common. Today, you'll turn from quantitative data to learn how to analyze words instead of numbers.
You have just been handed patient reviews of a dentist (Dataset 5). Use the MeaningCloud Add-in in Excel to identify sentiments expressed by patients and caregivers.
How can the value of quality healthcare be understood in numbers? This class teaches you how to measure quality in healthcare, and why these measures are important for public and private stakeholders.
Use Dataset 1 to find the top 5 states in overall quality of life. Next, find the bottom 5 states in overall quality of life. What results allowed you to come to these conclusions?
Data is only as useful as it is understandable. In this class, you will learn how to present data to effectively tell the story of your findings.