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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
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Evening or Online
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Duration
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.

6

Core Courses

5

Concentration
Courses

1

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

HINF 4010 Health Informatics Communication
HINF 4020 Healthcare Workflow and Gap Analysis
HINF 4030 Healthcare Finance
HINF 4650 Healthcare Project Management and Professionalism
HINF 4900 Experiential Learning in Health Informatics
HINF 4901 Capstone Project
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

HINF 4600 Healthcare Data and Delivery by Perspective
HINF 4610 Healthcare Ethics and Biostatistics
HINF 4620 Healthcare Methods and Programming
HINF 4630 Healthcare Data Mining, Integration and Interpretation
HINF 4640 Healthcare Database Applications
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Health Informatics program include:

HINF 4210 Data Platforms in Healthcare
HINF 4220 Health Data Mining 
HINF 4230 Healthcare Statistical Dynamics of Machine Learning
HINF 4240 Health Data Science Reporting 
HINF 4301 Foundations of Digital Health
HINF 4310 Healthcare Information Systems
HINF 4315 Digital and Virtual Health
HINF 4325 Values and Outcomes in Digital Health
HINF 4335 Healthcare Cybersecurity 
HINF 4810 Survey of Health Industry Artificial Intelligence
HINF 4825 Technology and Applications for Telehealth and Virtual Care Success
HC 4805 Virtual Care: Opportunities and Barriers for Health Systems

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.

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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.

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Health Data Informatics and Analytics.

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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 9% through 2030, 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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Health Informatics at the University of Denver

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Flexible Online Classes

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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

 


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.

 


HIMSS Organizational Affiliates

The HIMSS Academic Organizational Affiliate program shares industry knowledge and educates our students on critical issues in health information and technology by offering complimentary student memberships to HIMSS and other key benefits.

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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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