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Understand and Interpret Medical Data icon

Understand and Interpret Analysis

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the impact of sample size on analysis
  • Recognize best practices around collecting historic data
  • Identify appropriate chart types and their application
  • Distinguish between outcome, process, and balance measures
  • Understand statistical bias and its potential cause
  • Recognize the various shapes of data distributions
  • Determine appropriate measures of central tendency and spread
  • Evaluate basic visualizations for key insights
  • Describe linear relationships using the correlation coefficient, r, and the coefficient of determination, r2
  • Interpret the results of a hypothesis test
  • Recognize the importance of evaluating performance over time
  • Understand the difference between common cause variation and assignable cause variation
  • Interpret run charts and control charts to respond to signals rather than noise

Course Description

Work with competent analysts to get the correct data and analyze and interpret it in a way that generates meaningful insights.

3 modules | 5 CLUs

Course at a Glance

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time to complete icon Average Completion Time:

20–30 minutes for each module

contributor icon Co-development Partner(s):

Health Catalyst

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