COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 13, 2019 -- The Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS), an academic research center of excellence at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, will host a one-day, Healthcare Data Analytics Boot Camp, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 in Van Munching Hall on UMD’s College Park campus.
The session will be CHIDS’ second such offering. In April, professionals from healthcare organizations across the Baltimore-Washington corridor engaged in training to apply modern machine learning, visualizations and advanced analytics using “R,” a free, powerful open-source programming language.
The demand for such training is reflected in a recent survey by Black Book Research, through which 93 percent of hospital and physician financial executives said they are actively seeking ways to link care with analytics and outcomes to support the consumerism of healthcare and shift to value-based payments through vendor solutions.
Topics in the upcoming CHIDS Healthcare Data Analytics Boot Camp will include “Getting up and running with R,” which involves working with directories, reading in data, installing packages, creating simple visualizations, and guidelines for cleaning, exploring and segmenting data. Techniques for prediction, classification and clustering of data also will be covered.
“By the end of this eight-hour session, participants will be able to take raw data, import it into R, and conduct analysis to bolster their reporting and decision-making with a variety of advanced analytical techniques,” says CHIDS Deputy Director Kenyon Crowley, who will provide training alongside lead instructor Courtney Paulson, assistant professor in Maryland Smith’s Department of Decision, Operations and Information Technologies.
“The session will be most helpful if you’re comfortable working with data and you’re ready to take your skills to the next level,” Crowley says.
Register at https://go.umd.edu/hcda_bootcamps. The $150 cost per registrant is offset by a grant from EARN Maryland, the state-funded, competitive workforce development grant program through the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Discount code “50OFF” provides an additional $50 savings.
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The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) is an academic research center based in the Decision, Operations & Information Technologies (DO&IT) department in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, which collaborates closely with industry, government, and other key health system stakeholders. The research at CHIDS seeks to understand how digital technologies can be more effectively deployed to address outcomes such as quality, efficiency in healthcare delivery, patient safety, and a reduction in health disparities. CHIDS offers the benefit of a world-class research staff and renowned scholars in healthcare analytics and modeling, and health information technology design, adoption, and evaluation. CHIDS is a pioneer in the study of digitally enabled health system transformation, widely known for its thought leadership and research collaborations.
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