Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics


This web based 31-hour, introductory level course provides foGroup of Data Analytics Studentsundational skills and knowledge in health care data analytics that will equip you to contribute more effectively to local data analytics and performance improvement efforts. The convenient online format allows you to complete weekly assignments on your own schedule.

More detailed information about the Introduction to Health Care Data Analytics course is available in the Frequently Asked Questions and within the Course Syllabus.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of data analytics in quality and performance efforts.
  • Describe the tools and techniques used for data analytics in health care organizations.
  • Identify techniques to communicate insights gained from data analysis.

If you are new to a role in analytics, using analytics in your work, or simply interested in learning more about analytics, this course is for you! There are no fees, no tuition costs and no prerequisites. Enrollment is limited to 550 and is first come, first served.  The program is available to both VA and DOD employees, in any job role, with a valid or .mil email address

Course Information:

  • Based on the textbook: Trevor L. Strome (2013). Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • There are no formal prerequisites, however, basic Microsoft Excel skills are strongly recommended
  • There are no fees or tuition- course is free to VA and Federal Partner students
  • Accredited for 31 hours of the following: ACCME, ACCME-NP, ANCC, APA, ACPE, ASWB and NYSED SW.  Also approved for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit (for ABPM diplomats)
  • Time commitment is approximately 31 hours over a 9 week period

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  • A new page will open, click on the "Enroll me" button to enroll in the course
  • NOTE: Prior to the start of the course, we will contact you via email with orientation dates and any other applicable information


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