Healthcare Data Analytics

Beginning Fall 2015, the Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate program has been placed on hold.

This certificate introduces students to the rapidly emerging field of healthcare data analytics. Through the use of case studies students explore and apply the tools, practices and issues surrounding the use of data analytics in support of key decisions in healthcare organizations. Topics include: clinical, operational and financial analytics in various healthcare settings; and trends and regulations that shape the role and practices of healthcare analytics.

The Department of Labor, Education, and Training Administration has provided funding for aspects of this program including:

  • Job search assistance
  • Career development resources and workshops
  • Academic support
  • Transition services for military veterans
  • Veterans Resources offers career assistance and includes links to services that help military families in the community

Certificate of Accomplishment Requirements

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, certificate recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Determine how healthcare standards relate to patient records, coding and classification systems, privacy and security
  • Discuss the current practices and trends in data infrastructure and medical device integration
  • Articulate the current industry standards and associations, government legislations and regulations, and national organizations that support and drive healthcare data analytics
  • Explore the scope and role of data and data analytics in healthcare in the context of national quality policies
  • Analyze strategies, benefits and limitations of data analytics in various healthcare environments and for different applications
  • Debate how data analytics can support key decisions in healthcare clinical, financial and operational settings
  • Analyze the drivers, barriers and trends to the implementation and use of healthcare analytics are discussed
  • Identify and apply appropriate tools and techniques to analyze a given data set
  • Develop reports and presentations summarizing analytics results for stakeholders with varied backgrounds and expertise
  • Develop a research strategy to solve a particular problem for a particular stakeholder
  • Debate how current and emerging regulations and ethical perspectives impact healthcare data analytics practices
  • Develop appropriate metrics and processes to obtain data supporting key healthcare decisions
  • Analyze the various elements of data analytics implementation and management plans in specific healthcare settings and for specific outcomes

Admission Requirements

  • Associate degree in an IT-related or healthcare-related field, with a minimum of 20 credits of Health IT specific coursework AND Passing score on CAHIMS certification exam or completion of CAHIMS coursework
    • OR either 2 years of health IT or 1 year of healthcare plus one year of HIT work experience.
  • Database course or experience (BTS 168 – Business Data Management Tools or equivalent)
  • Spreadsheet course or experience (BTS 165 – Business Spreadsheet Analysis and Design or equivalent)
  • Statistics course or experience (BA 240 – Statistical Analysis OR MATH 130 – Intro to Statistics or equivalents)

Funded by the Department of Labor, Education and Training Administration, Grant # TC-23745-12-60-A-53

Last Updated January 13, 2016