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Master’s Concentration

Health Data Utilization and Analysis

If you have an interest in the larger landscape of health data, the Health Data Utilization and Analysis concentration builds your skills in data mining, programming, ethics, and security practices for effective healthcare problem solving. Learn the foundations of healthcare data security, regulatory compliance, and ethics, and analyze a variety of health data sets to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes. You’ll problem solve using Python and SQL, and learn data design and protection techniques. Through case studies and practical application, you’ll gain the skills to transform data into insight.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$40,032

Format
Evening or Online
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Duration
As few as 18 months

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Skills You’ll Learn

Draw useful insights from data using data integration, predictive analytics, and data visualizations

Develop data queries and structured coding to solve health-related data challenges

Apply health data mining techniques to make decisions that improve healthcare delivery

Curriculum

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

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Core Courses

6

Concentration
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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.

ICT 4007
Creative Problem Solving and Programming Concepts
HINF 4210
Data Platforms in Healthcare
HINF 4335
Healthcare Cybersecurity
HINF 4610
Healthcare Ethics and Biostatistics
HINF 4620
Healthcare Methods and Programming
HINF 4630
Healthcare Data Mining, Integration and Interpretation

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our six course graduate certificate in Health Data Utilization and Analysis.

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Badge Requirements

Complete the following two courses with a grade of A− or above:

ICT 4200 Cybersecurity Foundations
HINF 4335 Healthcare Cybersecurity

 

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Health Data Utilization and Analysis

Health data is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 36%, faster than the data growth in most other industries.

Health care occupations are expected to grow by 13% between 2021 and 2031, and 1.9 million jobs will open up each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects.

Employment of health information technologists and medical registrars is projected to grow 16% from 2022 to 2032, much faster than other occupations, according to the BLS.


Job Titles

Health Information Services Manager
Healthcare Data Analyst
Informatics Analyst
Nursing Informaticist

Director of Health Analytics
Data Modeler
Quality Analyst
Health Informatics Consultant

 

 

 

 

Healthcare Data Analyst Salary: National Average

$91,000

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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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