Health Data Informatics and Analytics (Certificate)
In order to empower patients and providers, we need to turn data into actionable insights. Learn how to leverage analytics methods and informatics tools to turn data into valuable insights in this certificate geared for health industry or IT professionals. Better understand the perspectives of patients, payers, providers, and population as you develop strategies to work together to solve health industry challenges.
You’ll learn to:
• Access and analyze data
• Evaluate and use informatics tools
• Build analytics and informatics projects and assessment plans
Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Healthcare Leadership.
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/hl.html
The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Data Informatics and Analytics requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
- HC 4600 - Healthcare Data and Delivery by Perspective
- HC 4610 - Healthcare Ethics and Biostatistics
- HC 4620 - Healthcare Methods and Programming
- HC 4630 - Healthcare Data Mining, Integration, and Interpretation
- HC 4640 - Healthcare Database Applications
- HC 4650 - Healthcare Project Management and Professionalism
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Careers in Health Data Informatics and Analytics Certificate
Clinical Manager, Data Architect, Clinical Information Manager, Medical Director, Software Development Engineer, Program Director, Clinical Instructor, Director of Billing, Compliance Quality Specialist, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Informatics Officer, Data Analyst, Health Informatics Director
Use analytics methods to retrieve data, leverage informatics tools to develop insight to data, create data visualizations, communicate data insights, develop data governance and policies, collaborate across teams, departments, and organizations, implement new processes and reporting systems.
Informatics is the fastest growing field within the healthcare industry, according to Health Economics. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also projects employment in health informatics will grow nearly 17% from 2014-2024, much faster than other professions. While many have the analytical skills to retrieve data, few have the interpretation skills to turn that data into actionable insights. To enhance business or healthcare performance and reduce extraneous costs, professionals in this field need both the analytics and informatics skills to make an impact. Expected salaries for graduates range from $85,000 to $125,000.
Careers In Healthcare Leadership
Where need meets desire.
According to Explore Health Careers, a perfect storm is brewing for aspiring healthcare professionals, administrators, and managers as the number of patients with age-related health needs increases along with the number of health professionals retiring from the field in conjunction with emerging technologies changing the way we live and die, healthcare is the field to be in. Driven by major policy changes in the healthcare insurance industry related to access, transparency and relevance, job opportunities in clinics and outpatient care sites will increase dramatically in both urban and rural areas. Opportunities for medical and health services specialists are projected to grow by 16% through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, 25% of all new jobs created in the next several years will be related to the healthcare industry.
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.-rare and welcomed bright spot in the job market, according to a Monster.com report. Leadership roles are crucial in this period of change as healthcare policies and regulatory systems continue to evolve at the national level, as well as the cutting-edge technologies being made available to the public. Employment for medical records and health information technology professionals is expected to grow 20% within the next decade, much faster than the average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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