Online Health Informatics and Data Analytics Micro-Credential

Be equipped to address modern health challenges.

In today’s changing and uncertain healthcare environment, your decisions can affect much more than the bottom line — they can also impact entire communities. That’s why organizations are increasingly looking for new ways to ensure that they’re making the best choices using available information on common health concerns, as well as emerging global issues like COVID-19.

With an online micro-credential in Health Informatics and Data Analytics from Duquesne University, you can prepare to take a leading role in driving organizational strategy and implementing new processes through the effective use of data.

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Study 100% online

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3 start dates per year

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No GRE/GMAT required

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Earn credits that can be applied to your Master of Health Administration

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Develop skills that are covered on the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) exam

What is a micro-credential?

In today’s competitive marketplace, you’re expected to continuously seek new learning opportunities to develop your skills. One way to show your commitment to professional growth is by earning a micro-credential, which is a certification indicating demonstrated competency or mastery in a specific area.

A key benefit of a micro-credential is that it can help you evolve in your career and enhance your value in the workforce without requiring you to fully commit to an advanced degree program.

Students in our Health Informatics and Data Analytics micro-credential program receive the same expert instruction as those in our Master of Health Administration (MHA) and take courses that are included in the MHA curriculum. And if you decide to pursue your master’s later, you can apply your micro-credential credits toward the degree.

Why earn a Health Informatics and Data Analytics Micro-Credential?

This 12-credit program is designed for aspiring leaders or those already in management positions who want to enhance their ability to understand, leverage and share data in a healthcare setting. Coursework can help you:

  • Design, develop and apply IT-based innovations in healthcare delivery
  • Convert data to actionable information for decision-makers
  • Leverage data mining and predictive modeling to discover new information
  • Gain a greater understanding of the theory, technical requirements and applications of information systems in healthcare
  • Utilize data visualization to more easily communicate information
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The smart choice — an online micro-credential in Health Informatics and Data Analytics.

  • Study at a research-based institution. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifies Duquesne as a “Doctoral University: High Research Activity.”
  • Flexible online program. Complete coursework from anywhere, on your schedule.
  • Learn from respected leaders in the field. Our faculty are internationally known and actively practice in the healthcare community.
  • Graduate from a top-ranked institution. Study at a university ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” and “Best Value Schools” by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Prepare for industry certification. Courses covers many domains that are included on the American Health Information Management Association’s Certified Health Data Analyst exam.

Why choose Duquesne for your online micro‑credential?

This program is offered through Duquesne’s John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences (RSHS), one of the largest health sciences schools in the country. Our nationally recognized programs are led by internationally renowned faculty who actively practice in the healthcare community.

The courses you will be taking are also included as part of our Master of Health Administration program, and credits earned from this micro-credential can later be applied toward the full degree.

Online Health Informatics and Data Analytics Micro‑Credential Curriculum

12 Credit Hours | 4 Courses

HADM 523 Healthcare Information Systems 3 Credits

This course explores the theory, technical requirements and applications of information systems in the healthcare field. Special emphasis will be given on clinical data, electronic health records, legal and ethical aspects of health information, coding, decision support systems, managing risks and policy implications of health information technology. Also to be explored are the SDLC within the SAAD framework, information security and confidentiality, RHIOs, telemedicine and health surveillance within the public health sector.

HADM 535 Health Informatics and Data Analytics 3 Credits

This course explores how to design, develop, adopt and apply IT-based innovations in healthcare delivery and public health, and how to collect and organize data within a database, and how to import, store, analyze and visualize data to convert actionable information for decision-makers. Students will learn Access and SQL to then develop databases and queries based on healthcare scenarios.

HADM 538 Data Mining and Predictive Modeling 3 Credits

This course introduces the basic concepts, principles, methods, implementation techniques, and applications of data mining and predictive modeling to discover a new piece of information proactively. Students will learn Python and Hadoop to then make data-driven decisions based on healthcare scenarios. In addition, business intelligence models and frameworks will be employed such as complex event processing and process mining.

HADM 551 Data Visualization with Tableau 3 Credits

Data analytics allows one to analyze vast amounts of data to develop hypotheses, track outcomes measures and test quality indicators. Data visualization is the graphical method to make data understandable to the layman. This course will teach you the data visualization software Tableau to create graphical presentations of large data sets. In addition, concepts of data mapping, graphing and data presentation architecture will be included and applied to the healthcare industry.

Where can you apply the skills you learn in this program?

Healthcare organizations are increasingly relying on data to make better-informed decisions. This program can help you develop skills that are relevant across a wide range of biomedical settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare systems
  • The insurance industry
  • Medical group practices
  • Skilled nursing and long-term care facilities
  • Consulting firms

Duquesne is consistently recognized for academic excellence:

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Ranked among “America’s Best Colleges” and “Best Value Schools” by U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked among the “Best 384 Colleges” — which profiles only 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges — and recognized on the regional list for the Northeast for “2019 Best Colleges” by The Princeton Review

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Named as one of “America’s Top Colleges” and listed among “Best Value Colleges” and “Best Value Private Colleges” by Forbes

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Classified as a “Doctoral University: High Research Activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Online Health Informatics and Data Analytics Micro‑Credential Admissions

Admission Prerequisites

To qualify for the online Health Informatics and Data Analytics micro-credential program, you must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Earn a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university*
  • Achieve a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0

Admission Requirements

In addition to official transcripts, you must provide the following:

  • Official TOEFL scores, if applicable*
  • Resume or curriculum vitae

*Graduates of foreign institutions will need to have their degrees evaluated by an educational evaluation agency to determine equivalency.