Content analysis of mission statements in Slovenian public health institutions

Event Date: 
Monday, 28 January, 2019 - 10:30
Assoc Prof Kristijan Breznik, International School for Social and Business Studies, Celje

In theory, a mission statement defines the purpose of an organization's existence and it’s closely related to its values. At the meeting we will introduce statistical methods used in analyzing the content of the mission statements of public health institutions (hospitals and health centers) of the Republic of Slovenia. With the help of text mining, we first extracted keywords from the content of mission statements and grouped them into dimensions using factor analysis.

Keywords in the mission statements of Slovenian health institutions can be also written as a matrix. In this way, we can interpret the problem from the perspective of two-mode networks. By multiplying such matrix and its transposed matrix, we obtain a one-mode keywords network (with a co-occurrence in health institutions as a relation) and / or a one-mode network of healthcare institutions (with the co-occurrence of keywords as a relation). In our talk, we will present the results of analyses of both networks after using some advanced analytical methods, such as the PathFinder algorithm.

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Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI), formerly Institute for BioMedical Informatics (so still IBMI) was founded by the Faculty of Medicine as a result of a need for a unit which would perform, or coordinate, tasks related to data analysis and providing information, relevant for research in medicine. The programme of the institute, and its development, have been adjusting thorugh time to changes in financing and technological progress, but the basic aim remain the same: to support research in medicine. This is achieved through the following tasks:


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