HEALTH DATA ANALYSIS A

HIM4AHA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop a specialist working knowledge of: health data standards;  health data collection; government, insurance and other sectoral health data reporting requirements; and the relationships between these and health service measurement and financing. Models of Activity-Based Funding, including casemix-based systems, and their underpinning reporting and analysis requirements are studied. The pivotal role of the Health Information Manager within all of these arrangements is addressed. Students develop an understanding of the policy and funding frameworks for public and private health services and of the supporting clinical costing and modelling methods. They develop competency in the analysis and reporting of hospital and health service utilisation statistics and published health data. Case studies inform student learning of these concepts and their analyses of morbidity, mortality, clinical, productivity and health service data.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass HIM2HMA and HIM3HMB or must be enrolled in HMHIM.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth Information: Management of a strategic resource (4th Edition)PrescribedAbdelhak, M et al (2012)Saunders
ReadingsAustralia's Health 2014PrescribedAustralian Institute of Health and WelfareWebsite

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Review the principles and standards related to health data, and the processes of collection, reporting and verification for administrative health data collections and management.

Activities:
Lectures. Online workshop activities. On-line guided learning activities including formative quizzes. Guided readings.

02. Analyse the uses of administrative health data collections by state, territory and national health authorities, health service planners, health service managers, and researchers.

Activities:
Lectures. Online workshop activities. On-line guided learning activities including formative quizzes. Guided readings

03. Calculate and present hospital and health service utilisation statistics and analyse published health activity- and service-related data.

Activities:
Lectures. Online workshop activities. On-line guided learning activities including formative quizzes. Guided readings

04. Demonstrate an understanding of health data analysis and reporting to underpin a specialised knowledge of models of health service and care funding, including Activity-Based Funding and casemix-based approaches.

Activities:
Lectures. Online workshop activities. On-line guided learning activities including formative quizzes. Guided readings

05. Examine the frameworks for health data at state and population levels, underpinned by an understanding of the concepts of demography and population health monitoring.

Activities:
Lectures. Online workshop activities. On-line guided learning activities including formative quizzes. Guided readings.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKerin Robinson

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/Workshop Week: 12 - 12
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 12 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2,000 word individual assignment30 01, 02, 04, 05
one 2,500-word team assignment (625 words per student)20 01, 02, 04
one 2-hour written examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One thirty minute LMS based on-line quiz (equiv . to 500 words)10 01, 02, 03