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The DHA, Health Care Quality and Analytics degree offers a broad range of evidence-based case studies, simulation exercises, consulting projects, presentations, and more to help guide you in your pursuit of a health care administration career.
Health Data Analytics in Quality
In this course, learners become familiar with regulatory and policy
forces in health care that result in the demand for improved quality
and clinical outcomes. Learners examine a variety of technical
specifications, statistical procedures, and data sources to drive
improvement. In addition, learners create and present quality
dashboards to identify opportunities for improvement that drive change
in a systematic, strategic way.
|6 quarter credits|
Performance Management and Process Improvement in Health Care
Learners in this course gain an understanding of the importance of
strategic planning and organizational assessments as they relate to
quality improvement in health care. Learners become familiar with
identifying and creating priorities for quality improvement resulting
in organizational action plans and projects needed to meet external
demands relative to competition. Learners develop an understanding of
the use of decision support, risk adjustments, data interpretation,
and benchmarking to develop Quality Performance Improvement (QPI)
teams and to monitor organizational performance.
|6 quarter credits|
Patient Safety, Accreditation, and Regulation in Health Care
In this course, learners evaluate the different types of
accreditation processes and the importance of ongoing compliance.
Learners examine the role the quality professional has when working
with federal, state, and/or local agencies and identify benefits and
outcomes of continuous readiness. Throughout the course, learners
determine mechanisms and tools to evaluate the success of health care
organizations’ safety activities and demonstrate how to coordinate and
integrate risk management into the organization’s health care safety
strategy. Finally, learners propose how to link health care safety
goals to those of the organization’s strategic plan to create and
sustain an organizational-wide safety culture.
|6 quarter credits|
21st-Century Health Care Improvement
Learners in this course build foundational knowledge and skills needed to shape the future of health care. Through the lens of a 21st-century health care leader, learners use critical thinking, analysis, and creative insights to examine a problem, gap, or opportunity for improvement within a health care or public health delivery system. Learners also complete a culminating project charter to further develop a coherent quality improvement plan for 21st-century health care. Prerequisite(s): NHS8002. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
Evaluation and Interpretation of Data in Health Care
In this course, learners explore underlying concepts and reasoning
related to the collection and evaluation of qualitative and
quantitative data in health care research. Learners apply appropriate
statistical techniques and practice interpreting frequently
encountered statistical outcomes. In addition, learners assess the
quality of statistical and qualitative research methods reported in
peer-reviewed health care literature.
Prerequisite(s): NHS8060. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|4 quarter credits|
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leadership with the skills required by a variety of health care
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“Already in my DHA program I’ve gained insights about how I can use this new knowledge in my day-to-day work.”
Here are just some of the career paths you could explore with our online doctoral degree in health care quality and analytics.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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