Understanding Data for Improving Healthcare


In A Nutshell:

The Improvement Academy runs two different workshops on understanding improving the use of data in healthcare. One is a beginners’ course for those interested in understanding variation in healthcare and the other course is specific for those wanting to learn how to create SPC charts for visualising health data.

Understanding Data for Improving Healthcare

Delivered virtually via two 2.5 hour sessions, this course is essential for anyone working with data to demonstrate improvements in the quality and safety of healthcare.

This course uses a mixture of taught content and a series of interactive case studies to illustrate the key ideas that will enable you to understand how to measure improvement.

Statistical Process Control: SPC in Healthcare workshop

This one-day workshop is aimed at staff who would like to develop knowledge and skills in SPC charts. It is designed to support the science of improvement through understanding how we look at and manage variation in healthcare, using appropriate SPC chart selection and visualisation.

This one-day workshop is suitable for analysts and senior managers who would like to learn how to use data in the form of SPC charts.

As a pre-requisite to this course delegates must have attended the Understanding Data for Improving Healthcare workshop and will require a laptop with a copy of MS Excel, and be comfortable with formulas and formatting charts.

Our course trainers:

Professor Mohammed A Mohammed – Professor of Healthcare, Quality & Effectiveness, University of Bradford

Michael Rooney – Business Intelligence Manager, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Feedback from previous courses:

“Excellent day that covered a lot of content, well structured to needs of the group on the day. The content was excellent – lots to take in and process about fundamentals behind QI tools.” – Clinical Quality Practitioner who attended the Understanding and Reducing Variation in Healthcare workshop in Leeds on 14th October 2019.

“Very good session, easy to follow. The content was very helpful and we will use a lot going forward.” – Principal Business Intelligence Analyst who attended the SPC in Healthcare workshop in Leeds on 16th October 2019

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