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Healthcare Analytics


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UCI Program in Public HealthUCI Institute of Clinical & Translational Science

The Healthcare Analytics specialized studies program is ideal for individuals who want to pursue or advance their career in the healthcare, information and digital technology fields. The program is designed for those looking to gain evidence-based analytical skills to implement, support, and maintain advanced health informatics and digital technology systems. 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 sources and assets, digital health strategy, and data acquisition and management. Develop data mining applications for healthcare. Visualize, analyze, and implement healthcare delivery informatics solutions. Study precision medicine and deploy artificial intelligence solutions to improve patient care and business outcomes. Additional topics include population health management, clinical decision support systems, security and privacy, data governance, digital health, telehealth, and wearable devices.

Who Should Enroll

  • Healthcare executives, chief medical officers (CMO’s)and hospital administrators
  • Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners,nurses, clinicians, healthcare consultants, and related majors seeking careers in healthcare analytics
  • Life science, health science, public health, medical insurance, pharma industries, and other related healthcare fields
  • Healthcare staff in hospitals, medical groups, clinics,and community care centers
  • Data analysts, medical informatics analysts, and technical specialists

Career Insight

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(Highly experienced workers can earn up to $133k)

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 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

Course Schedule

Required Courses

Healthcare Analytics (2.50 Units)
to be scheduled to be scheduled Online Online
Data Assets and Data Strategy (2.50 Units)
  to be scheduled   Online
Healthcare Data Acquisition and Management (2.50 Units)
to be scheduled   Online  
Data Mining, Visualization and Decisioning for Healthcare (2.50 Units)
  to be scheduled   Online
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare (2.50 Units)
to be scheduled   Online  
Precision Medicine (2.50 Units)
  to be scheduled   Online

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Jul 15 Oct 21 Jan 20 Apr 21
Courses Begin* (week of) Sep 20 Jan 3 Mar 28 Jun 20
Courses End* (week of) Dec 13 Mar 14 Jun 6 Sep 6
Parking Permits Expire Dec 31 Mar 31 Jun 30 Sep 30
Administrative Holidays Nov 11, Nov 25-26, Dec 23-24, Dec 30-31 Jan 17, Feb 21 Mar 25, May 30 Jul 4, Sep 5

*Actual dates may vary by program.


Learn How To Earn Your CertificateSpecialized Studies Award Requirements

A specialized studies certificate is awarded upon completion of any 4 courses (10 credit units) with a grade of “C” or better in each course. To receive your digital certificate, submit a Request for Certificate with a non-refundable $35 application fee after completing all program requirements. 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.

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English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.