Earn Your Online Master’s in Health Informatics & Analytics from Tufts School of Medicine 

Harness the Power of Data to Improve Healthcare Systems and Health Outcomes

The online Master of Science in Health Informatics & Analytics program at the Tufts University School of Medicine prepares both IT and healthcare professionals with the knowledge and practical skills they need to improve health outcomes and create more efficient and effective healthcare information systems.

Why Health Informatics and Analytics?

The growing fields of health informatics and analytics are defined by the ability to identify, capture, organize, and interpret health data to develop effective healthcare information systems and processes.1 Informatics and analytics professionals are transforming the practice of healthcare, public health, and healthcare research.

By understanding the health data life cycle and harnessing the power of health data, you can create HIT solutions that:

  • Deliver the right data to the right person at the right time to improve care delivery
  • Improve patient safety while improving health outcomes for individual patients and populations
  • Increase efficiency and effectiveness of health information technologies to drive a large-scale impact on healthcare outcomes

Prepare for a Career in Health Data

Learn how our online Master of Science in Health Informatics & Analytics program
can prepare you for a career as a lead informatician or systems analyst at a health organization.

Why Tufts?

The MS in Health Informatics & Analytics program is focused on training the next generation of informaticists and analysts. Our highly personalized learning experience prepares you to think critically about public health issues and create meaningful, evidence-based change.

  • Collaborate with faculty and peers who share your commitment to improving population health.
  • Study the social determinants of health that affect equitable access to information and services.
  • Learn from distinguished practitioners with backgrounds in fields like epidemiology, health policy, and biomedical engineering.

“As an engineer working in the health IT space, every class in this program has directly helped me at my job. What I especially love is being able to talk to actual doctors about their interactions and opinions on working with health information systems and leveraging that knowledge.”

— Blake Berstrom

Interdisciplinary Curriculum

The online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics is an interdisciplinary program that combines course work in healthcare, IT, and information management. You will develop a deep understanding of emerging health information technologies and advanced information systems, including artificial health intelligence and machine learning. The unique curriculum provides an opportunity to gain skills related to both informatics and analytics, broadening the scope of job opportunities after graduation.

36-credit program

No GRE required to apply

Complete in as few as 20 months

By honing both your health informatics and analytics skills, you will graduate ready to:

  • Design, navigate, and manage information in health information systems
  • Effectively collect, analyze, utilize, and communicate health information
  • Translate data into meaningful insights and solutions for healthcare organizations

What You Will Learn in the Program

Online courses include self-directed asynchronous learning as well as live weekly sessions led by distinguished experts in health informatics and health analytics, and reflect the latest, most innovative thinking in the fields of healthcare informatics and data analytics. Courses will fall under nine program learning outcomes:

  • Data Governance and Management
  • Data Integrity and Quality
  • Data Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security
  • Health Information Technologies (HIT)
  • Health Information Management and Strategic Planning
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Leadership and Organizational Management
  • Ethics, Diversity, and Inclusion in Health Technology Development
  • Project Management

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Hone Your Skills in Management and Analysis of Health Data

Health informatics and analytics go hand in hand. Through our program’s integrated approach, you will learn the statistical methods needed to interpret the data behind health-related issues and apply your findings to yield innovative results that improve issues in health-focused organizations.

After completing 24 core credit requirements, you will be able to personalize your education experience by selecting 12 credits of electives that best suit your career goals. This enables you to take a generalized approach to advancing your skills in both areas or to focus on either informatics or analytics.

Health Informatics and Analytics Electives

Health informatics and analytics electives give students a deeper understanding of the crucial role information technology plays in improving health outcomes. Electives include:

  • Health Information Systems, Standards, Decision Support
  • Design and Evaluation of Digital Health Technologies
  • Informatics for Healthcare Professionals
  • Informatics for Public Health Professionals
  • Applied Univariable Statistics
  • Applied Multivariable Statistics
  • Introduction to Python for Health Informatics and Analytics
  • Data Trust — Information Governance in Health

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Immersion

As part of the program, you are required to attend a three-day immersion experience. During the immersion, you will collaborate with faculty, subject matter experts, and classmates in workshops discussing important topics in the field and within the program. You will learn how to get the most out of your capstone and participate in the annual HIA Hackathon, where teams of students develop prototype solutions to problems impacting healthcare today.

Capstone Practicum

During the semester-long capstone practicum, you will spend approximately 140 hours integrating and applying the health informatics and analytics knowledge and skills gained in the program to a real-world healthcare problem at an organization of your choice. Organizations may include healthcare provider organizations, health technology companies, research organizations, health information technology vendors, governmental agencies, and professional associations.

Translate Data into Insights to Improve Health

Request information today to see how our online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics
program can help you improve human health outcomes.

Distinguished Leadership and Faculty

Grounded in real-world practice of public health, our faculty bring invaluable experience and industry knowledge into the classroom. You will learn from experts in health information technology, change management and leadership, artificial intelligence, informatics, and analytics.

“The MS HIA program has been designed to provide healthcare and information system professionals with the skills and knowledge to analyze and transform complex data into actionable insights in the pursuit of better health outcomes and care delivery.”

— Ramya Palacholla, MD, MPH, Program Director, Health Informatics & Analytics Program

Immersive Online Experience

The online MS in Health Informatics & Analytics program delivers the same intimate learning approach as the on-campus programs at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Weekly, face-to-face online classes where you and your classmates can discuss information covered in self-directed learning materials as it applies to real-world health data problems and solutions

Classes that are small, allowing professors to personalize teaching to your specific interests

Flexibility to complete interactive, self-paced asynchronous course work at a time that works best for you

Take the First Step Today,
Improve Human Health Tomorrow

1 Medical and Health Services Managers, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Accessed January 2021)