MPH Elective Course Option: Health Informatics and Analytics


Today’s health care ecosystem requires basic skills in health information technology, data analytics and management. Health informatics is designed to provide students with opportunities — both virtual and face-to-face — to optimize health information technology and data to improve clinical and health care–affected services, processes and research.

This requires the capability to effectively and efficiently manage information based on accurate data from various sources and to utilize available technology. Students will develop the skills needed to bridge the gap between advanced health care technologies and the industry, including collecting, analyzing and translating the massive amount of data being generated by today’s latest technologies.

Elective Courses

With MPH@GW, you will complete up to 16 elective credits. Here are examples of health informatics and analytics electives you may be able to choose from:

  • Health IT, Informatics and Decision Making
  • Population Health Analytics
  • Research Analytics
  • Health Law and Health IT
  • Predictive Analytics
  • U.S. Health System and Health IT
  • Health System and Health IT Applied Analysis Immersion

What Can I Do With Health Informatics and Analytics?

Health informatics and analytics offers opportunities to optimize health IT and data in delivering, administering and managing health care, including care for the underserved. You can position yourself to meet the health care demands of today and tomorrow by leveraging health IT and health information management (HIM) to transform the health care landscape.

Career Outlook

Health informatics career paths typically require employees to be knowledgeable in information technology, health care and management. Employment in health care occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029.1Return to footnote reference

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, (Accessed July 23, 2020)