You were invited to conduct an in-service on Managerial Epidemiology and Decision Making in Healthcare to newly hired employees. Please develop 3-5 minutes educational presentation offering the trainees insight on:
1. Why they need to know about Managerial Epidemiology (offer minimum one real-life example)
2. What type of data and studies they should be familiar with in order to be successful at their jobs (offer minimum one example of a study design and the data that will be collected; explain how this information is applicable to the managerial functions)
3. Create a short managerial issue case (for example, week 4 discussion activity: Your faculty (the hospital you work for Board of Directors’ representative) is interested in developing a cardiac care unit. The Board believes offering specialized care for patient’s with cardiac diseases will meet an unmet need in the community but want to be sure they are making the right decision. You are directed to identify the current and future need for cardiac services based on the community population characteristics and current use of cardiac services at your hospital.) and explain how the trainees will develop good decisions to solve it:
-List all types of evidence they will need to collect, explain why;
-Name the epidemiological data, studies, and metrics the trainees will need to support the decision-making process, explain why.
-Explain the decision-making process the trainees will need to apply to this case.
4. List your own decisions and solutions for the case.
HINT: Imagine you are the trainee. What would you want to hear to stay awake and learn something useful?