2019-2020 Course Catalog

Healthcare Analytics Certificate

12 credits

Admission Requirements

  • Completed free online application
  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts showing highest degree obtained

Admission materials may be submitted to:

Chatham University
Berry Hall
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Fax: (412) 365-1609

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Enhance analytic skills and techniques to influence decision making
  • Utilize key business strategies that impact cost and quality of healthcare delivery
  • Apply change management techniques to improve the healthcare delivery process
  • Integrate project management concepts when changing current processes



HCI504 Project Management I

This course introduces basic project management principles needed when altering workflow processes to include technology in various health practice settings (outpatient, inpatient, community health). Change management, quality assurance, and system redesign is introduced. By end of course, students will begin identifying a topic for their final informatics immersion project.

HCI631 Integrating Technology into a Healthcare Environment

This course will introduce students to key factors to be considered when integrating new technology within a healthcare environment. Understanding how to successfully create change, define current process, design future processes and complete a gap analysis using the four stages of a systems life cycle to successfully integrate or change technology.


+Must take one course as part of required courses:

HCI505 Foundational Data Analytics

This course explores data literacy, visual literacy and how outcomes are dependent upon the integrity of data, the analysis of data and the need for clearly defined report writing. Students will manipulate data for analysis and interpretation in order to effectively conduct and/or contribute to data analytics projects.

HCA500 Data Literacy and Analytics

This course provides students the opportunity to master data literacy skills needed to participate in and contribute to a data-driven culture. Through analysis and appropriate visualization of data, students will effectively communicate data as information to influence decisions for targeted performance improvement areas. Students will engage in story telling using data.

HCA501 Analytics Leader

This course provides students the opportunity to strengthen basic skills and knowledge in using data to make decisions. Leadership skills addressing interprofessional communication, strategic thinking and persuasive motivation will be discussed. Students will engage in activities which advance their ability to use technology and information systems to influence outcomes and improve overall quality.

HCA 500 and HCA 501 only available to students in Highmark Program.

+Must take one course as elective:

HCI502 Healthcare Delivery Systems

In this course, students will be engaged in dynamic content to gain an understanding of the role of information systems within healthcare delivery. The course provides an introduction to the use of information technology, information systems, data, and informatics in regards to health care delivery system entities and functions.

HCI506 Health Policy and Informatics

This course will explore health care policy and how it relates to informatics. Students will describe the history and development of health care policy while comparing U.S. health care policies to other countries. Legal, privacy, storage, and security issues will be discussed regarding healthcare and genomic data.

HCI651 Database Management for Evidence-Based Decision Making

This course will assist the student in understanding the various database systems used within a healthcare setting. Key to this course is understanding how healthcare professionals can collect and extract data from database systems to assess the organizations performance and impact on patient outcomes.

HCI583 Virtual Engagement to Improve Health

This course introduces students to a virtual world where technology is driving change, impacting the way healthcare is delivered and managed through the use of the Internet, social media and mobile technologies. Students will engage in virtual activities that transform the traditional roles of interprofessional healthcare providers.



Debra Wolf

Program Director


(412) 365 - 1547