The course will be convened at WCA headquarters, 1133 Westchester Ave, White Plains, NY. The fee is $595 per participant for this 5-week session.
Introduction to the course; objectives, scope delimitations and process
Health Care Data Evolution; medical/billing records, regulatory and commercial sources, Coding and classification methods, research & disease registries
Ethics, Privacy & Security; Research Methods.
3/4 - Period 2: Sources and Structure of ‘Big’ Health Care Data
Broadest Sources and Types of Data: Silos, Enterprise, Regional & External
Systems architecture/infrastructure, communications and security (HIPAA)
Project Management and Data Science (descriptive, predictive & prescriptive)
Dealing with Data: Growth of Big Data, data quality, precision & accuracy
Demonstrations: SPARCS Data Resource and simple Visual Studio Query.
3/11 - Period 3: Database Management and Data Mining Fundamentals
Database environments & systems architecture (virtual, relational & silos), structured & unstructured content, Coding/Classification Methods & the value in segmentation (ICD, CPT, CCS, DRG, etc.; significance) Data Enhancements recognizing processes of care, cost accnt. & decision support & Data Mining tools and expectations.
3/18 - Period 4: Applications in Health Analytics
Operational, Regulatory, Business, Clinical Support and Financial Performance
Applying Science to the Art of Medicine; Outcomes of Care & Quality Metrics
Population Health; The Value Proposition, Risk Management & Integration Transition from Episodes to Care to Longitudinal Records (Epidemiology)
The Social and Business Imperative; Quality, Safety & Transparency
Accountability and Responsibility for the Population
3/24 - Period 5: Data Science: Descriptive Models; Predictive Modeling & Forecasting
Traditional Population Based models (epidemiology)
Data Quality, Statistics & Probability Distributions (Inference)
Time series forecasting, Pattern Recognition, GIS software/Visualization, and Simulation Modeling techniques; Complementary data sets.