MS in Applied Healthcare Data Analytics
As the ability to collect and understand data continues to evolve, the need to effectively analyze that data becomes critical. Position yourself as a leader capable of influencing the direction of healthcare with the accredited Master of Science in Applied Healthcare Data Analytics (MSAHDA) program from Averett University in collaboration with Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).
Our MSAHDA program will teach you how to organize and manage medical information as an essential part of the efficiency and delivery of quality healthcare. A graduate with a MSAHDA degree will possess imperative business fundamentals, industry context and advanced data analytics to not only comprehend data, but to also inform better decision-making within healthcare organizations.
What do healthcare data analysts do?
A healthcare data analyst, also known as a healthcare business analyst or health information management analyst, plays a vital role in the the effectiveness of an organization. Responsible for gathering, analyzing, compiling and validating crucial medical data, a healthcare data analyst has the ability to help organizations improve their quality of care and lower costs. Healthcare data analysts use data to drive big-picture healthcare decisions by reviewing data from a variety of resources, such as electronic health records, billing claims, cost reports and more.
Data is one of the most valuable assets that any organization owns. Graduates will be trained to properly collect, store, retrieve and present data that supports vital business decisions. From automating internal reports, presenting information to hospital executives or even synthesizing data that guides decision-making, healthcare analysts are vital to ensuring the organization runs smoothly.
Careers in Healthcare Analytics
Healthcare data analysts apply their knowledge of acquiring, organizing, evaluating, and modeling data to provide actionable information to clinicians, researchers, and decision-makers. There are numerous titles used across the healthcare sector for data analytics positions and job descriptions may vary considerably. Most data analytics jobs generally fall into three categories – business analyst, data analyst, and data scientist. In some healthcare organizations, the business analyst and data analysts’ titles and functions are used interchangeably, creating a hybrid of responsibilities.
- Healthcare Analyst / Senior Healthcare Analyst
- Health Informatics Data Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Clinical Intelligence Analyst
MS in Applied Healthcare Data Analytics Format
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. Small classes allow for productive discussions and personal attention from your instructors.
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Who This Applied Healthcare Data Analytics Program Is For
The Master of Science in Applied Healthcare Data Analytics is for recent graduates from regionally accredited undergraduate programs to longtime professionals looking for a competitive edge, new skills and opportunities to best use data informed practice.
This program is designed for working professionals, providing a flexible online format to teach students how to organize and manage medical information as an essential part of the efficiency and delivery of quality healthcare. A graduate with a MSAHDA degree will possess imperative business fundamentals, industry context and advanced data analytics to not only comprehend data, to also inform better decision-making within healthcare organizations.
We prefer applicants whose official transcripts show a 3.0+ GPA in their last 60 credits of bachelor degree study. However, the Graduate Admissions Committee may provisionally admit students who earned less than a 3.0 as undergraduates if they can maintain a minimum grade of “B” in their first four courses.
An Admissions Counselor will guide you through the application process including helping you request your official transcripts and Averett will pay the associated costs. We will review your transcripts and all application materials for admission.
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