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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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HIT 175 - Health Information Statistics and Research

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Principles of health information statistics and research. Includes a statistical approach to healthcare, sources of data collection, data sources and databases. Also includes health care research processes and strategies, project development, data collection, design and analysis, report structure and presentation.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply report generation technologies to facilitate decision-making
  2. Utilize basic descriptive, institutional, and healthcare statistics
  3. Analyze data to identify trends
  4. Explain common research methodologies and why they are used in healthcare
  5. Explain usability and accessibility of health information by patients, including current trends and future challenges
  6. Summarize a collection methodology for data to guide strategic and organizational management

Performance Objectives:
  1. Explain how statistics are used in healthcare
  2. Identify sources of data and resources used to collect and report healthcare data
  3. Describe the purpose and process of health research
  4. List and explain the steps in research design and development
  5. Describe and demonstrate methods used to identify the study question
  6. Describe common types of study approaches and applicable goals for each
  7. Develop and implement a detailed study design
  8. Identify resources for data collection
  9. Compile and analyze data for reporting.
  10. Report research findings.
  11. Use software to display healthcare data using tables, charts, and graphs.

  1. Statistical Approach to Healthcare
    1. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
    2. Statistical Terminology
    3. Graphic Display of Data
  2. Data Collection and Resources in Healthcare
    1. Primary and Secondary Data Sources
    2. The Health Record
    3. Hospital Statistics
    4. Healthcare Databases
  3. The Purpose and Process of Health Research
    1. Types of Health Research
    2. The Goal of Health Research
    3. The Research Process
  4. Research Design and Development
    1. The Study Question
    2. The Study Approach
    3. Study Design
    4. Data Collection
    5. Data Analysis
    6. The Final Report
  5. Identifying a Study Question
    1. Brainstorming and Topic Mapping
    2. The Literature Review
    3. Refining the Research Focus
  6. Defining a Study Approach
    1. Overview of Study Approaches
    2. Primary and Secondary Studies
    3. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
    4. Case Studies
    5. Surveys
    6. Experimental Studies
    7. Qualitative Studies
  7. Designing the Study
    1. Funding Sources
    2. Timelines
    3. Writing the Proposal
    4. Developing the Protocol
  8. Data Collection
    1. Primary Studies
    2. Secondary Studies
  9. Data Analysis
    1. Data Management
    2. Statistical Applications
  10. Reporting Findings
    1. Article Structure
    2. Citations
    3. Writing Strategy and Revisions
  11. Data Presentation
    1. Tables
    2. Charts and Graphs
    3. Presentation Software

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18

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