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Statistical Applications for Health Information Management, Second Edition

Author(s): Carol E. Osborn, PhD, RHIA, The Ohio State University Health System, Ohio
  • ISBN-13: 9780763728427
  • ISBN-10:076372842X
  • Paperback    390 pages      © 2006
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Published in conjunction with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), this text covers the basic biostatistics, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics that are unique to health information management (HIM). It covers the essential theories while emphasizing practical applications that health information management professionals use in the real world every day. A single case study is woven throughout the book to serve as an example for each statistical process presented. Computer applications used in the real world are given careful attention throughout the book, with only a minimal focus on manual applications.

Features & Benefits

A discussion of percentiles and their use in benchmarking

An example “abbreviated” hospital database that allows students to reinforce statistical theory in practical applications

Examples of data collection using ICD-10

Exercises that apply statistical knowledge to real world examples

Development of models to predict length of stay

How to compare an organization’s performance with state and national benchmarks

  • Chapter 1--Commonly Used Frequency Measures in Health Care
  • Chapter 2--Graphic Display of Data 
  • Chapter 3--Introduction to Measurement 
  • Chapter 4--Measures of Central Tendency and Variability
  • Chapter 5--The Normal Distribution and Statistical Inference 
  • Chapter 6--Hypothesis Testing of the Difference between Two Population Means
  • Chapter 7--Analysis of Variance 
  • Chapter 8--Correlation and Linear Regression 
  • Chapter 9--Chi Square
  • Chapter 10--Nonparametric Methods 
  • Appendix A--Glossary 
  • Appendix B-- Statistical Tables 
  • Appendix C--Frequency Distribution of Discharges by DRG Critical CareHospital, 2004: An Index to the Number of Cases per DRG

Carol E. Osborn, PhD, RHIA-The Ohio State University Health System, Ohio

Carol E. Osborn, PhD, RHIA, earned an undergraduate degree in health information management from Mercy College of Detroit, a master’s degree in health sciences education and evaluation from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a PhD in research and evaluation from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Osborn is currently the Assistant Director, Medical Information Management, The Ohio State University Medical Center, and is responsible for compliance, documentation improvement, and forms management. She also serves on The Ohio State University Institutional Review Board. Dr. Osborn has spent most of her career in the academic setting, teaching at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and The Ohio State University. She has also consulted in a variety of health care settings including acute care, specialty care, and health-care related organizations. She was part of the allied health education consulting team to the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She has also served as consultant to HIM baccalaureate degree programs.

Dr. Osborn has been active in professional associations at the state and national levels. She has held numerous local and state offices in the states of Michigan, Illinois and Ohio, and has been a presenter at state and national meetings. Nationally, she has served on the Council of Education, Sub-Panel for Accreditation of Academic Programs, the Joint Committee on Education, and the Panel of Accreditation Surveyors. She is currently on the Editorial Review Board for the AHIMA electronic Journal of HIM Perspectives.

Dr. Osborn has authored articles published in the Journal of the American Health Information Management, and chapters in AHIMA’s texts on Health Information Management and Health Information Technology.

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ISBN-13: 9780763728427

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