Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Analytics

The Department of Health Policy and Management offers a graduate certificate in the emerging field of Healthcare Analytics. This certificate is one of the newest and most innovative programs offered at the College of Public Health, and it is transforming how healthcare professionals are able to assess and improve medical care.

The healthcare industry is moving rapidly from the fee for service model toward value-based purchasing where enterprises are reimbursed based on outcomes rather than volume of procedures. Decision-makers need timely information on a host of metrics from electronic medical records and other sources to compete in this new landscape. The number of positions in healthcare enterprises are likely to outstrip the available supply of qualified professionals. International Data Corporation (IDC) Health Insights identified analytics technology as “the top investment priority of organizations pursuing accountable care.”

The certificate program in this new and high priority field supports the UAMS mission to remain at the forefront of education, innovation, and the translation of discoveries into population health. It is the only training program dedicated to healthcare analytics in Arkansas and can be obtained in one year.

Certificate Information

  • Two semesters (one year)
  • Four courses (12 hours)
  • In-person evening classes
  • The only program of its kind in Arkansas

Certificate Courses

  • Data Visualization for Healthcare Analytics
  • Decision Analytics in Healthcare
  • Data Mining in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Information Systems

Application Requirements

  •  College Credit Introductory Statistics
  • Transcripts
  • Current CV or resume
  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee, paid via link: https://oaa.uams.edu

For application questions, please contact Marie Walker, Interim COPH Admissions Director. For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Mandana Rezaeiahari, Program Director of the Healthcare Analytics Graduate Certificate.