MPH Concentration: Health Informatics and Analytics
Meet the Evolving Needs of Health Care With MPH@GW
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The Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University has been training leaders in public health and health services administration since 1959.
As the needs of the health care landscape have evolved, so have our programs. The MPH@GW Health Informatics and Analytics concentration is designed to help meet the critical need for public health professionals who understand how information technology (IT), data and analytics are transforming the health care landscape.
Understand how clinical and administrative data are shaping health care delivery — virtually and in person — at local, state and national levels.
Examine how organizations — from public health institutions like the CDC to major companies like Amazon — collect, analyze and translate data.
Contextualize and meaningfully participate in the health informatics conversations or initiatives that are taking place in your own organization.
MPH@GW Curriculum and Program Competencies
Designed to accommodate full- and part-time students, MPH@GW offers two accelerated options, 12 months and 18 months, that mirror the on-campus degree requirements.
These requirements include 45 total credits:
core public health course credits
program-specific course credits
HIA concentration course credits
culminating experience credits
Graduates will finish the program with the following competencies:
Use appropriate health information technology (IT), informatics and data terms.
Demonstrate strategies that apply data and health IT structures, policies and processes.
Consult with stakeholders to identify health IT solutions and present results.
Apply concepts of health informatics to areas of population health.
Solve healthcare issues through the optimization of health IT, related data, and business processes.
Assess the implications of health information technology and related data and processes.
Health Informatics and Analytics curriculum
Required program-specific courses
Students must complete the following program-specific courses:
PUBH 6500 Program Planning and Evaluation
PUBH 6052 Practical Data Management and Analysis for Public Health
PUBH 6442 Comparative Global Health Systems
PUBH 6503 Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing
After completing MPH@GW core courses, you will transition into concentration-specific courses. The following courses are required for the Health Informatics and Analytics concentration:
PUBH 6703: Health Care Delivery and Health IT
PUBH 6704: Health IT, Informatics and Decision Making
PUBH 6705: Health Law and Health IT
PUBH 6706: Population Health Analytics
These courses will give you a well-rounded understanding of how to implement, examine and modify health IT and data so you can best serve populations.
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