2021-2022 Course Catalog
Healthcare Analytics Certificate
- Completed free online application
- A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Official transcripts showing highest degree obtained
Admission materials may be submitted to:
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Fax: (412) 365-1609
At the completion of the program, the student will be able to:
- Enhance analytic skills and techniques to influence decision making
- Utilize key business strategies that impact cost and quality of healthcare delivery
- Apply change management techniques to improve the healthcare delivery process
- Integrate project management concepts when changing current processes
HCI504 Project Management
Explores project management from a strategic perspective, focusing on the development of leadership skills and evidence-based decision making. Explores management techniques of various business projects including project estimation, fiscal management, continuous quality improvement, and diverse project management tools.Specifically delves into use of information technology to improve healthcare outcomes.
3 HCI651 Database Management for Evidence-Based Decision Making
This course will assist the student in understanding the various database systems used within a healthcare setting. Key to this course is understanding how healthcare professionals can collect and extract data from database systems to assess the organizations performance and impact on patient outcomes.
+Select one of the following:
HCI505 Foundational Data Analytics
This course explores data literacy, visual literacy and how outcomes are dependent upon the integrity of data, the analysis of data and the need for clearly defined report writing. Students will manipulate data for analysis and interpretation in order to effectively conduct and/or contribute to data analytics projects.
3 HCA500 Data Literacy and Analytics
This course provides students the opportunity to master data literacy skills needed to participate in and contribute to a data-driven culture. Through analysis and appropriate visualization of data, students will effectively communicate data as information to influence decisions for targeted performance improvement areas. Students will engage in story telling using data.
3 HCA501 Analytics Leader
This course provides students the opportunity to strengthen basic skills and knowledge in using data to make decisions. Leadership skills addressing interprofessional communication, strategic thinking and persuasive motivation will be discussed. Students will engage in activities which advance their ability to use technology and information systems to influence outcomes and improve overall quality.
+One Elective Course:
HCI502 Healthcare Delivery Systems
In this course, students will be engaged in dynamic content to gain an understanding of the role of information systems within healthcare delivery. The course provides an introduction to the use of information technology, information systems, data, and informatics in regards to health care delivery system entities and functions.
3 HCI503 Informatics Foundation and Health Care Technology
This course will assist students to develop a strong foundation of knowledge in understanding the impact technology and informatics has in the delivery of care across various settings. Student will be introduced to current and emerging technologies while exploring the impact on patient outcomes and staff satisfaction.
3 HCI506 Health Policy and Informatics
This course will explore health care policy and how it relates to informatics. Students will describe the history and development of health care policy while comparing U.S. health care policies to other countries. Legal, privacy, storage, and security issues will be discussed regarding healthcare and genomic data.
3 HCI525 Advanced Analytics
This course builds upon HCI505 by assisting students to advance their knowledge and skills regarding analytical methods. Using tableau, students will obtain a higher level of understanding in applying and manipulating advanced visual analytics while being introduced to machine learning with "R".
3 HCI631 Integrating Technology into a Healthcare Environment
This course will introduce students to key factors to be considered when integrating new technology within a healthcare environment. Understanding how to successfully create change, define current process, design future processes and complete a gap analysis using the four stages of a systems life cycle to successfully integrate or change technology.
3 HCI583 Virtual Engagement to Improve Health
This course introduces students to a virtual world where technology is driving change, impacting the way healthcare is delivered and managed through the use of the Internet, social media and mobile technologies. Students will engage in virtual activities that transform the traditional roles of interprofessional healthcare providers.
3 HCI584 Telehealth I
This is a foundational course that introduces students to telehealth services. Core concepts to be explored include telecommunications, technology infrastructure, and basic business requirements of implementing a telehealth service. Students will be introduced to designing telehealth encounters that promote health and wellness for both clinicians and consumers.
3 HCI586 Cybersecurity
Students will explore the cybersecurity needs within a health-related organization’s IT infrastructure. Core concepts to be reviewed include cyber frameworks (exploitation, defense, threats etc.), cryptography, malware, and hacking. Students will gain a foundational awareness of the technical and managerial competencies needed to protect and secure database systems and information infrastructures.