Master of Science in Health Informatics/Healthcare Analytics

Sync your career path with the rapid growth of data collection, storage, organization, sharing and analysis in healthcare. Earn a 100% online graduate degree with a concentration in Healthcare Analytics.

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Overview

The Master of Science in Health Informatics with a concentration in Healthcare Analytics from USF Health’s Morsani College of Medicine enables you to position yourself as a leader in the digital reorganization of the nation's healthcare system. Deep knowledge of Healthcare Analytics will allow you to make effective use of the vast volume of digital healthcare-related data. Healthcare Analytics is vital for hospitals, clinics, private practices and other stakeholders to ensure their computing infrastructure meets the evolving needs of its administrators, providers, and patients.

Why USF Health?

USF Health is the only medical school in the United States offering graduate programs in health informatics and analytics online. Graduates will enter the job market not only with a degree from a prestigious university, but can also receive a SAS Approved Certificate in Healthcare Analytics, the leader in analytics software. USF Health is a HIMSS Approved Education Partner, a distinction awarded to institutions that meet the rigorous standards of the Health Information Management Systems Society for delivering world-class education for healthcare and heath IT. U.S. News & World Report listed USF Health's Morsani College of Medicine as one of 2016's Best Medical Schools. Our 100% online learning platform allows you to fit your study schedule into your daily routine at your convenience. 

What You'll Learn

A Master of Science in Health Informatics with a concentration in Healthcare Analytics provides a working knowledge of the tools necessary to shape the collection, storage, analysis, reporting and sharing of healthcare data and information to support decision making. You'll improve your ability to think analytically, implement creative problem-solving and encourage organizational strategists to make data-driven decisions.

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Accreditation

The University of South Florida is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award degrees in the baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels.

Careers

A Master of Science in Health Informatics with a concentration in Healthcare Analytics positions graduates to work in strategic planning, management, database design, integration, implementation and evaluation of clinical and administrative information systems in healthcare provider systems, hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, health information systems vendors, consulting groups, government agencies and other healthcare organizations. Specific roles that graduates might fill include chief information officer, chief population health officer, vice president of advanced analytics, data scientist/analytics, senior data analyst, healthcare analytics advisor, director of analytics, research manager, director of decision support, product developer, data consultant and more.

Who Should Enroll?

Prospective students who would benefit from this program include graduates of a health informatics program, physicians, nurses or pharmacists who wish to gain a greater understanding of statistics, relational databases, data management and reporting and students with an industrial engineering background. Essentially, this program is for anyone who needs a solid grounding in how analytics are used to improve business processes and make data-driven decisions in the healthcare industry. The program is designed for the edification of working IT professionals and others who want to move into the healthcare industry, or others in the field of medicine who have an interest in helping shape the future of digital data use in healthcare. 

Time to Complete

8

Weeks per Class

11

Total Classes

2

Years to Complete