From June 14 to 16, 2018, the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan (UOEH) held an advanced training course on healthcare data analysis to develop capacity to perform advanced analysis using healthcare data. The course was conducted as a part of UOEH’s research project on “Evidence for improving health care provision to ensure universal health coverage amid rapid population ageing in Japan”, funded by the WKC. The course was first held in November last year. On this second occasion, 30 mid-level administrators from hospitals across Japan participated.
UOEH’s research project aims to provide evidence for more efficient, equitable and cost-effective health care delivery in Japan at the primary and secondary care levels spanning four domains: 1) outpatient care, 2) home care, 3) disaster health care, and 4) acute hospital care.
As a part of this project, UOEH is organizing three capacity-building courses to improve the skills of hospital administrators to handle large-scale healthcare data, from data input to advanced analysis.
In his opening remarks on the first day of the training, the Principal Investigator of the research, Dr Shinichi Tomioka, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, UOEH said, “Data accuracy is essential in order to share valuable lessons and evidence from Japan’s healthcare system. Information/data governance is becoming increasingly important for healthcare facilities seeking to provide higher quality care efficiently. Building the capacity of the healthcare workforce to manage data, therefore, is very important”. The participants need to attend the lectures and workshops and submit a report to complete the course.
The course will be offered for the third and final time in November this year.