Averett University partnered with Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) to develop the advanced online Master of Science in Applied Healthcare Data Analytics program (MSAHDA). The program launched in January 2020 and was created as an extension of Averett Online’s Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics program, which started in 2018. This additional program has a specific focus on the complex data needs of healthcare organizations.
VCOM has 4 different colleges located throughout the South. The mission of VCOM is “to prepare globally-minded, community-focused physicians to meet the needs of rural and medically underserved populations and promote research to improve human health”. With VCOM’s expertise in creating specialized programs, this collaboration has helped us to create an exclusive program that provides marketable graduates within the healthcare industry and is a great addition to the already solid foundation of our existing applied data analytics program.
What is Healthcare Data Analytics?
In the simplest of terms, a data analyst examines data and then translates it into meaningful information. For example, in the healthcare field, leaders rely on analytics to advise on strategies such as managing cost, driving quality, improving access to care, and improving patient experiences. Anyone can access data, but it takes an expert to understand how that data can influence and support strategic initiatives within a company.
What Careers are Available within the Healthcare Data Analytics Field?
- Are you interested in solving current or future problems by driving solutions? Then you would make a great Healthcare Business Analyst. They are instrumental in assessing processes, influencing process requirements, identifying areas of improvement, and establishing solutions and optimization strategies to meet those requirements.
- Healthcare Data Analysts spend the majority of their time acquiring and analyzing data, while then creating dashboards and reports to communicate findings.
- If you have a knack for math, computer science, solving complex problems and have a passion for learning new things, then you may be interested in becoming a Data Scientist.
- A Citizen Data Scientist’s job is outside of the field of statistics and analytics, but requires someone who can generate models that use advanced diagnostic analytics or predictive and prescriptive capabilities. There are many opportunities within the field of Healthcare Data Analytics and the market is in need of educated data analyst.
The Master of Science in Applied Healthcare Data Analytics program through Averett University Online is designed for working adults with a flexible online format. Whether you are a recent graduate or longtime professional, this program will give you a competitive edge, new skills, and opportunities to best use data informed practices.
The program is formatted for intense study and accelerated completion online. Most students take one eight-week course at a time, two per term with three terms per year – allowing for degree completion in less than two years. 31 credit hours are required for Graduation. Small classes allow for productive discussions and personal attention from your instructor.
Our next session starts on March 10, 2021! Apply today by using this link: https://gps.averett.edu/admissions/apply-for-admission/