Classifying and clustering are important methods that may assist healthcare administrators in identifying specific issues or challenges in healthcare delivery or general management of a health services organization. For example, how would you determine if a patient is likely to pay on time, pay late, or not pay a bill? Using classification and clustering techniques can help administrators describe characteristics of their patients.
For this Discussion, review the resources for this week. Then, reflect on how you might apply classification and clustering techniques for your health services organization or one with which you are familiar.
Post a brief description of one of the techniques on classification and clustering examined this week. Explain how the technique you described might apply to your health services organization or one with which you are familiar.
Albright, S. C., & Winston, W. L. (2017). Business analytics: Data analysis and decision making (6th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
- Chapter 17, “Data Mining”
- Chapter 17.4, “Classification Methods”
- Chapter 17.5, Clustering