Master's Concentration

Health Data Informatics and Analytics

Learn about healthcare delivery in the U.S. within the framework of the “4 Ps”: patients/people, providers, payers, and population. This framework allows you to understand both informatics and analytics related to the process of transforming data into information, knowledge, and then insight. Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between asking and answering research and business questions, all within the context of healthcare. In this master’s degree concentration, you’ll learn how to collaborate, organize projects, and formulate real-life solutions to existing healthcare industry issues.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 15
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$35,040
Time
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Appraise healthcare and health industry informatics tools as they relate to healthcare reform


Recommend project designs for healthcare informatics and analytics-based studies


Develop action plans that bring together professionals from IT, clinical, and business to solve healthcare industry challenges

Curriculum

Master of Science in Health Informatics with a concentration in Health Data Informatics and Analytics requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.

5
Core Courses
6
Concentration Courses
1
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Health Informatics program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Time to Completion
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We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Health Data Informatics and Analytics


Informatics is the fastest-growing field within the healthcare industry, according to Health Economics.


Employment in health informatics is projected to grow nearly 22% through 2022, much faster than other professions, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


While demand for health informatics professionals continues to grow, there is a significant shortage of qualified workers, according to research from Burning Glass.

Job Titles

Chief Medical Information Officer
Health Information Management Director
Chief Information Manager
Health Information Resource Manager
Health Information System Application Designer
Clinical Analyst
Informatics Specialist Consultant

Business Intelligence Analyst Salary: National Average

$90,900
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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Curriculum Alignment

To ensure our programs meet industry needs, the curriculum is closely aligned with national organizations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives and Medical Group Management Association, as well as local organizations such as the Denver Medical Study Group.

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