Health Informatics & Analytics
Combining health care knowledge with IT and data skills.
High quality data and information play a crucial role in all sectors of health care, public health and research, and the need for individuals qualified to manage and analyze health data has never been greater. The Tufts master’s degree in Health Informatics & Analytics will train professionals to harness the power of data to understand and improve human health.
Health informatics and analytics is an interdisciplinary field that lies at the intersection of healthcare, IT, information management and data science. The MS in Health Informatics & Analytics program will provides students with knowledge and skills needed to start or advance a successful career in healthcare, public health, research, health information management, health data science, health informatics and analytics.
The program provides in-depth knowledge and practical skills on how health data is collected, handled, analyzed, and used, and students will learn how to:
• Navigate health systems with a focus on its digital components;
• manage information needed and produced by such systems;
• analyze health data to yield meaningful information; and
• effectively utilize and communicate health information.
Students will also develop a broad and deep understanding of various health information technology applications including electronic health records (EHR) and ancillary health information systems, as well as analytics tools for data, information and knowledge acquisition, processing and use in healthcare, public health and research.
Graduates from the Health Informatics & Analytics program may pursue careers as lead informaticians, business analysts, data analysts and data scientists in health organizations including healthcare practices, public health agencies, clinical research organizations and others. They also may be employed with consultant companies, vendors, suppliers, and other organizations creating the new information technologies for health systems.