Online Specialized Studies Program in Healthcare Analytics


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Program Description


The Healthcare Analytics specialized studies program is ideal for professionals who want to pursue or advance their career. The program is designed for both healthcare and information technology professionals looking to learn research and analytical skills to collect, organize, and visualize data in order to change the healthcare landscape. Using data analytics in a healthcare setting can improve patient outcomes, lower costs, improve the quality of care, enhance health delivery system performance, and optimize business operations.

Learn health informatics and advanced analytics. Discover data assets, strategy, acquisition, and management. Develop data mining applications for healthcare. Visualize, analyze, and provide healthcare delivery solutions. Study precision medicine and disease prevention based on an individual's genes, environment, and lifestyle. Additional topics include population health management, security and privacy, data governance, and digital health.

Who Should Enroll

  • Healthcare and hospital executives, chief medical officers (CMO's) and administrators
  • Medical professionals including physicians, nurses, clinicians, and healthcare consultants
  • Healthcare professionals in hospitals, medical groups, clinics, and community care centers
  • Data analysts, medical informatics analysts, and technical professionals
  • Health science, public health, pharma, and life science providers
  • Public health, nursing, biology, informatics and other related majors seeking careers in healthcare analytics

Career Insight

Average annual salary for digital health professionals:


Source: 2018 HIMSS U.S. Compensation Survey

Program Benefits

  • Make the connection between business goals and data analytics, including data strategy and data governance
  • Utilize appropriate tools and techniques to analyze and interpret healthcare data effectively
  • Explain how to use health data to improve the quality and safety of patient care outcomes
  • Define the core competencies for health informatics and analytics professionals
  • Describe the process of health care data analytics and the tools used in each step
  • Explain the general functions, purposes, and benefits of health informatics and analytics in various healthcare and medical settings
  • Evaluate the role of usability in the adoption of electronic health records (EHR)
  • Describe how health data is used to improve population health and the evolution of population health from payer to provider

Specialized Studies Award Requirements

A specialized studies certificate is awarded upon completion of any 4 courses (8 credit units) with a grade of “C” or better in each course. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate with a non-refundable $35 application fee. All requirements must be completed within 5 years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a specialized studies award are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Last updated September 2019

About the School

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities.

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities. Read less
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