Protrait of Lawrence Hsu
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May 19, 2021

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Optimizing hospital workflows with a Master’s in Business Analytics and Risk Management

Why it matters:

Lawrence Hsu (MS in Business Analytics and Risk Management ‘17) saw firsthand the challenges physicians and clinicians faced. Now, as a performance improvement specialist at Johns Hopkins Health Systems, he works to alleviate any risk factors to help streamline the hospitals and staff’s workflow.

Master of Science in Business Analytics and Risk Management

The STEM-designated Master of Science in Business Analytics and Risk Management program prepares you to navigate uncertainties across evolving markets.

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Question: Why did you seek out a business degree rooted in analytics?

Lawrence Hsu: Data is the new language of business. For companies to be successful, they need to be able to explain the data they have and come up with innovative solutions.

I came to Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with a background in economics. I understood the theoretical principles of business but wanted to enhance my knowledge of data analytics and the corresponding tools and how to best leverage data insights to make strategic business decisions.

The business analytics and risk management program at Carey is unique because it allowed me to dive even deeper into certain programming languages required for data analytics, such as R and Python. Both programming languages are essential for the career I am in.

How are you using analytics in your health care role?

I am a performance improvement specialist at Johns Hopkins Health System. I work alongside technicians, nurses, and physicians to analyze their processes.

Once I have an understanding of their operations, I’ll then identify any barriers or risk factors and implement procedures to address their problems. Many times, that means I am researching, building models and flowcharts to optimize their workflow so they can focus on what’s important, our patients.

Carey has taught me how to stay a step ahead and look for any risk factors. Because once I’m able to uncover the unknown, then I can build for what’s next.

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