Delivering Excellence in Lifelong Learning

"When we look for near term low hanging fruit to improve the cost and quality of care, perhaps instead of only new drugs, we need software and algorithms for intervening with patients to better utilize the pharmacopeia we have. The potential for disruption is when behavioral interventions can garner measurably competitive incentive value with devices, procedures, and drugs."

-Brigham Hyde, Chief Data Officer, Decision Resources Group

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Health Analytics

Applying Data Analytics in the Healthcare Industry

Optimizing healthcare delivery through data analysis

Health Analytics


Learn to apply the principles and practices of data analytics to healthcare data.

The healthcare industry collects vast amounts of health data. Analysis of this data informs important decisions related to healthcare delivery, evaluation, and quality management. The Health Analytics program teaches you how to collect, analyze, and report using health data in common statistical, programming, and software tools.

This course is ideal for those interested in seeking a data analytics position or advancement in the healthcare industry. Courses are available to suit your own academic and professional goals. You can take them individually or earn a Certificate of Completion by completing three courses.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify and explain the primary components of the Canadian healthcare system
  • Explore the different types of health information and information systems used to collect, store, assess, distribute, and protect health data
  • Apply statistical analysis to sets of healthcare data
  • Use standard statistical tools and software programs for analysis and data visualization
  • Assess how health data is used in the healthcare system by key decision‐makers, quality and risk managers
  • Investigate the application of big data and machine learning practices for health data analysis

Who should take this program?

  • Healthcare workers seeking to expand their professional roles
  • Data Analysts seeking positions in the healthcare sector

Potential Career Outcomes

  • Clinical Informatics Analyst
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Planning Analyst
  • Health Information Analyst
  • Analyst – Privacy and Access Operations
  • Billing Analyst
  • Data Analyst – Health Surveillance


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