Healthcare Analytics 2018-10-24T16:41:45+00:00

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Make the most of your education by developing relevant and applicable skills you can use on the job. The Healthcare Analytics track for the online Master of Science in Business Analytics from Merrimack College teaches students to analyze data and process information through the lens of the US healthcare industry.

The healthcare analytics track is designed to offer foundational knowledge and applied competency in healthcare informatics through conceptual and experiential coursework. Students learn engineering skills to function as a data scientist with the business acumen needed to translate data into actionable insights for healthcare professionals and stakeholders.

The program’s coursework and assignments were designed with input from an industry advisory council to ensure graduates receive the analytical training that healthcare professionals need. Get ready to meet the demands of a career in healthcare analytics.

Expected Growth Rate for Analyst Jobs
median salary for Healthcare Data Analyst
Top 0
ranked Best Job in America

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition & payscale.com, Obtained December 2017

Where Can the Healthcare Analytics Track Take You?

Potential career paths for graduates of the Master of Science in Business Analytics, Healthcare Analytics Track include:

Business Systems Analyst

$67,142per year

Healthcare Business Analyst

$70,850per year

Sr Healthcare Data Analyst

$83,380per year

Source: glassdoor.com, Obtained December 2017

Discover the Merrimack Difference


“As a new manager with expanding responsibilities at times I’m faced with resource constraints.  The Data Science program has given me the ability to support my team by taking on some of the analytic work when we have resource constraints.  Not only am I gaining a greater understanding of analytics, but I am able to apply my new knowledge every day in the workplace.”

WILL LINDSEY, Manager of Analytics, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

What Skills Will You Develop?

The Healthcare Analytics track has 6 analytic core competency focused courses which are common with the general Business Analytics program, i.e., are cross-utilized across topical focus areas (e.g., healthcare, sports analytics), while 2 topical immersion courses are developed to address the unique considerations of healthcare.

Basic competency in data management & typologies

  • Data Management
    • Lifecyle overview
    • Data architectures
    • Data warehousing
    • Metadata
  • Data development
    • Relational and NOSQL

Basic competency in the use of statistics for review & description of data

  • Key data due diligence concepts & considerations
  • Data types and measurement scales
  • Univariate descriptive statistics

Overview of current systems & processes, and emerging themes & considerations

  • High level survey of the US healthcare ecosystem
  • Current & emerging legal framework & considerations
  • Data: Governance
  • Data: Sources, flows & common usages
  • Healthcare analytics & informatics

Overview of exploratory data analyses approaches

  • Sampling theory
  • Classical statistics & analyst-guided exploration
  • Automated pattern recognition & data mining
  • Interpretation & validation
  • The data-information-knowledge continuum

Foundational design & utilization overview

  • Data summarization & reporting
  • Visual communication strategies
  • Insight communication
    • Baselines
    • Dashboards
    • Scorecards

Overview of validation & interpretation how-to’s

  • Overview of multivariate models
  • Interpreting multivariate statistical model
  • Prescriptive analytics as drivers of actions
  • Predictive analytics as drivers of actions

A deeper dive into exploratory automation

  • Automated pattern recognition
  • Supervised vs. unsupervised
  • Classification vs. prediction
  • Interpretation and validation

Applied, hands-on analytic competency project focused on:

  • Analytic thinking & problem solving
  • Hands-on data work
  • Result interpretation, validation & visualization

Yes! Tell me more about Merrimack’s Healthcare Analytics track!


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