196856 Quality management in public health: Statistical interpretation of examples of health care issues

Saturday, November 7, 2009: 10:55 AM

Nimmy Mathew, MA , Krasnoff Quality Management Institute, Great Neck, NY
Although many public health professionals have an understanding of statistics, they are not always able to integrate performance improvement methodology into practice to improve outcomes and increase patient safety. An understanding of indicator development, risk adjustment, interpretation of control charts and other statistical tools will be discussed. Participants will be able to interpret and address variations in processes of care and interpret statistical and clinical improvements between pre and post-intervention studies.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss ways to integrate performance improvement methodology into practice. Describe 3 ways integration of performance improvement method will increase patient safety. Describe tools that can be used to monitor change and improvement in the management of chronic diseases.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to teach this course because I have several years experience in the practical application of informatics and statistics for social science and healthcare organizations. My professional work involves leveraging statistical analysis to improve clinical operational processes and maximize patient outcomes. As Research Analyst at Krasnoff Quality Management Institute, I am responsible for providing the analytical support, ranging from descriptive to relational statistics, often focusing on multiple regression and risk-adjustment modeling. My work is intended to provide clinicians and administrators with a foundation to objectively assess and improve the quality of care. In addition to this, I have taught health care and business professionals about data analysis and performance improvement at local, regional, and national forums, and have been instrumental in developing educational curricula. As faculty member of the Center for Learning & Innovation at North Shore-LIJ Health System, I have been teaching clinicians and administrators the application of statistical analysis and quality management.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.