Overview of the NYU School of Medicine Health Care by the Numbers Curriculum:

HCBTN I A component of the Practice of Medicine Course
(60 minute session per week for 5 weeks)
HCBTN II Population Health Selective-based Capstone project
(During Curriculum Stages 3 or 4)


Informatics/Big Data at NYUSM, and SPARCS

  1. Students will be able to define and describe a typical "panel"
  2. Students will be able to list the advantages and limitations of a panel approach
  3. Students will be able to use a spreadsheet of patient data to coordinate care
  4. Students will be able to describe the various forms of panels including the statistical term, population health, and care coordination
NYU has created an exercise for students that uses over 5 million patient-level records as contained in the 2012/2013 SPARCS database:
ACE SPARCS Student Project
  1. Liberating Data to Transform Health Care. New York’s Open Data Experience. JAMA. 2014;311(24):2481-2482.
  2. Overview of SPARCS
  3. SPARCS Data Dictionary (PDF)

Population Health and Panel Health Management

  1. Describe the recent (ongoing) transformation of healthcare
  2. Discuss the concepts of population health and panel management
  3. Showcase tools available for population health and panel management (i.e. VA Primary Care Almanac)
Lecture Slides (PDF)

Links and Online Resources:

Incentives in Healthcare

Objectives: Students will be able to ...
  1. Understand payment models in health care.
  2. Appreciate how incentives affect behavior of providers and delivery systems.
  3. Describe factors associated with health and patients’ use of healthcare services.
  4. Appreciate how incentives affect patients’ engagement in health care and health behaviors.
  5. Generate new ideas to optimize health system performance and patient outcomes.
Pre-Lecture Work:
  1. Dan Ariely TED Talk: What makes us feel good about our work?
    Time: 20 min. 26 sec.
  2. Dan Pink TED Talk: The puzzle of motivation
    Time: 18 min. 36 sec.

The Patient Experience

  1. Explain the concepts and dimensions of patient-centeredness, shared decision making and patient centered outcomes
  2. Describe the various components of the Patient Experience
  3. Demonstrate how to measure and improve Patient Experience and patient centered outcomes
Lecture Slides (PDF)

  1. Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care. Cleveland Clinic
  2. Ann Bowling, Measuring Disease

In-Class Simulation Exercise

Objectives: Students will be able to ...
  1. Analyze practice data to identify and prioritize
  2. Challenges to value in the practice
  3. Strategies to improve value in the practice
  4. Articulate and represent the perspective of various stakeholders in the practice
  5. Negotiate consensus across multiple stakeholder perspectives
Exercise Overview (PDF)

ACE Virtual Practice

Student Project Presentations

  1. Students will prepare an IMRAD structured abstract
  2. Students will prepare a powerpoint to be presented over 10 minutes with 5 min of questions
  3. Students will prepare a spreadsheet with their analyses