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CARF: Transforming Outcomes Data into Management Information Institute
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1/23/2014 to 1/25/2014
When: 1/13/2014
8:15 AM
Where: Hilton Tucson
Tucson, AZ 
United States
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The Transforming Outcomes Data into Management Information Institute takes you through the steps required to plan and conduct a program of outcomes management and quality improvement. The three-day, hands-on institute includes:

* Outcomes system design and data collection.

* Data analysis, interpretation, and management reporting.

* Identification of areas for quality improvement activities based on findings.

The institute is recommended for individuals who design, manage, analyze, or interpret outcomes data in the health and human service fields, including aging services, behavioral health, child and youth services, employment and community services, medical rehabilitation, and opioid treatment programs. The institute is appropriate for administrators, data managers, directors of quality improvement, program managers, information management specialists, executive directors, and direct service providers. It is also open to university faculty interested in creating course content for training students to use outcomes data.

Sample outcomes data and off-the-shelf software are used to teach skills needed to develop an outcomes program consistent with the CARF standards. The institute includes different computer lab groups to meet the learning needs of participants with a broad range of computer and data analysis expertise.

Educational Objectives:
* An overview of how to use outcomes concepts and techniques as a tool to drive program decisions and improve business practice.
How to set up and use a framework for evaluating your program’s performance.
* The overall processes and strategies for the collection and analysis of outcomes data.

You will also learn to:

* Develop skills in the planning of data collection procedures, including sampling strategies, characteristics of data collection tools, quality control procedures for data collection, and database layout.
* Analyze outcomes data to examine central tendencies and trends, create control charts, use presentation graphics to explore data distributions and individual outliers, and examine differences in program outcomes that suggest areas for program development.
* Create reports and develop charts and tables to display data and summarize relevant outcomes.
* Use data analysis results to evaluate performance indicators and develop a management report to identify a performance improvement action plan.

The Transforming Outcomes Data into Management Information Institute is co-sponsored by CARF International and Boston University. Over the past fourteen years, thousands of participants have been trained and applied the skills learned to a quality improvement program in their own setting.

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