Healthcare is more than just doctors, nurses, and insurance providers—there are entire groups of critical professionals working behind the scenes to support the healthcare system and ensure that it functions efficiently. Healthcare organizations increasingly rely on professionals for data-driven decision making to help them strategically organize and analyze medical information. Alliant International University’s Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program, offered through our California School of Management and Leadership (CSML), provides the knowledge and skills to improve healthcare using innovative and essential techniques that enable the delivery of efficient and quality healthcare analytics.
So, if you have a healthcare background and are looking to do something different within your industry, or if you have an analytic background looking to launch a career in the growing world of healthcare, our Healthcare Analytics Certificate may just be the right choice for you.
Fully Online Program
Our Healthcare Analytics Certificate program is offered in a fully online format so that you can advance your education and your career from wherever you are.
Students can transfer two of the certificate courses to Alliant’s Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Analytics degree. The 9 credits in this graduate certificate are graduate-level and 6 of the 9 credits may be applied to CSML’s Master of Science in Healthcare Analytics (MSHA) degree program.
Curriculum has been developed in collaboration with industry experts and practicing professionals such as Mr. Garcia from Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Bhardwaj from UCI – Health, and Dr. Wester from Alliant. You will be able to study with actively practicing and expert faculty who will pass on their expertise from extensive careers of working with corporations, businesses, and in a direct healthcare setting, where their hands-on experience in managing current healthcare issues with data analytics will train you to build the solutions of the future.
“Analytics driven clinical outcomes help achieve greater performance in healthcare management and alleviate the pressures on health systems, which ultimately drives greater patient care and support structures.”
Dr. Aaron WesterProgram Lead Faculty
This 8-week per course, 3-course certificate program will effectively prepare its graduates to ensure that the critical functions of the modern healthcare world work as quickly and as smoothly as intended, so that proper and effective care can reach as many people as possible. This certificate program will teach students to select, prepare, analyze, interpret, evaluate, present and secure health data related to system performance and effectiveness, along with improving their problem-solving skills and their ability to lead in making data-driven decisions.
Students can transfer two of the certificate courses to Alliant’s Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Analytics degree. The 9 credits in this graduate certificate are graduate-level and 6 of the 9 may be applied to CSML’s Master of Science in Healthcare Analytics (MSHA) degree program.
Specifically, this certificate program will prepare its students to succeed in the 4 following areas:
- Conduct reliable and validated descriptive and predictive statistical evaluations of healthcare data;
- Apply diagnostic and prescriptive data analysis to communicate patterns to stakeholders;
- Recognize, articulate, and utilize key performance and financial indicators in health information analysis and reporting; and
- Effectively synthesize ontological classifications, nomenclature, and coding into healthcare systems and analytics processes.
- Provide reliable protection for hospital reporting systems along with HIPAA security and privacy compliance protocols to secure sensitive healthcare data.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Healthcare Analytics Certificate program affords its graduates a career field ready to accept them with open arms. Between now and 2026, in the field Medical and Health Service Management positions—the umbrella healthcare analytics falls under—there are expected to be over 70,000 new jobs for graduates of this program, and others like it, to fill around the country. This represents a 20% growth over the existing need in this position and represents one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the medical professions overall. It is safe to say that the outlook for graduates of this program is very positive.
In addition to working as a healthcare analyst, graduates of the Healthcare Analytics Certificate program can also find themselves working as nursing home administrators, clinical managers, insurance analysts, health information technology vendors, healthcare consultant, within federal and state government agencies, among many other positions that would require the specialized expertise you bring to the table with this certificate.
While there are no required licensure exams for Health Care Analysts, the American Health Information Management Association offers examinations for those looking to achieve unique distinction in this field and become a Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA). Earning the CHDA certification can help you:
- Validate mastery and specialized competence
- Demonstrate professionalism and commitment
- Exhibit broad organizational knowledge
- Facilitate professional development
The Healthcare Analytics Certificate program is offered as an 8-week term program and is open for enrollment during those enrollment periods. You can start the program in August, October, January, March, May or July. For details you can find a copy of our 2018-2019 8-week term academic calendar here.
The Healthcare Analytics Certificate is a 9-credit program and takes a minimum of 6 months to complete, across 3 terms.
Program Campus Locations
The Healthcare Analytics Certificate program is only offered as an online program. Explore our online programs below.
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