Introduction to Healthcare Analytics

With the increasing adoption of electronic health record systems, new forms of data are becoming available that can be used to measure healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes. In this introductory course, participants explore the value proposition for clinical intelligence and the role of analytics in supporting a data-driven learning healthcare system. 

Through video lectures, reading assignments, written assignments and discussion forums, you will examine key topics such as:

  • The value-driven healthcare system
  • Measuring health system performance
  • Existing quality/performance measurement frameworks (NQF, HEDIS)
  • Comparing healthcare delivery
  • Attributes of high-performing healthcare systems
  • Definition and scope of business and clinical intelligence
  • Key components of healthcare analytics
  • The IT infrastructure and human capital needed to leverage analytics for health improvement

This is not a self-paced course. Students will progress through the course together. Course modules are released weekly, where lessons typically load on Wednesdays and are due the following Tuesdays. You can log in and work on courses at any time within that week to view lectures and complete assignments. The previous week's lesson will remain available for the duration of the course. If you enroll after the course start date, you will need to contact the instructor regarding missed lessons. Download the syllabus for this course.

Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Course Materials

194HCA200 course reader

Course Reader from Ordering information will be sent one week prior to the start of class.

Section Notes

Course begins April 8 and ends June 17. The required course pack/reader will be available one week before the start date of the course.

Enrollment Policies

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Candidates for the certificate are expected to have prior professional experience in a healthcare setting and familiarity with statistics.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page. Additional, program specific software and analytical tool requirements may be found in the Frequently Asked Questions.