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Healthcare Analytics


In partnership with
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

Occupational summary for Medical and Health Services Managers in the US. Source: Lightcast™ 2022

Annual Job Openings
Projected Growth
Salary for Highly Experienced Professionals
(Median Salary $$102k)

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

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

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Academic Calendar

Event Summer 2023 Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Apr 20 Jul 13 Oct 19 Jan 18
Courses Begin* (week of) Jun 20 Sep 25 Jan 8 Apr 1
Courses End* (week of) Sep 5 Dec 11 Mar 18 Jun 10
Administrative Holidays Jun 19, Jul 4, Sep 4 Nov 10, Nov 23-24, Dec 25-26, Jan 1-2 Jan 15, Feb 19 Mar 29, May 27

*Actual dates may vary by program.

Learn How To Earn Your Certificate

Earn a Certificate

Apply to become a candidate for the program: A Declaration of Candidacy is required to establish candidacy in this program. Complete the application and pay the application and candidacy fee of $125 (non-refundable). Learn more about the benefits of becoming a candidate. Candidacy is not required to enroll into individual course in a program.

A candidate in the program is awarded a specialized studies certificate upon the successful completion of any four (4) required courses totaling 10 units, each with a letter grade of “C” or better. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in their first course. To receive the Certified Digital Certificate after the completing all the program requirements, students must submit the Request for Certificate to initiate the certificate audit process. Students not pursuing the certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Career Advancement Network (CAN)

We are proud to provide our certificate students and alumni with newly enhanced career services that include one-on-one coaching, technology tools, webinars and workshops, networking events, mentorship/internship opportunities, and a rich collection of free online career resources. Learn more.

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The Role of AI in Healthcare: A Better Patient Journey
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How Health Analytics Promotes Patient Engagement
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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.