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Certificate Benefits & Overview

How can health care organizations offer great service while still controlling costs and raising quality?

One of the most effective approaches in accomplishing this goal is to create a culture of continuous process improvement. A key requirement for developing this culture is having knowledgeable employees who have access to data, know operations management tools and approaches, and who have the needed analytical skills to explore opportunities.

In short, educated and empowered employees contribute directly to the success of their organizations.

Students in the Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program will learn to analyze data, develop connections for data, and explore opportunities for improvements.  The certificate will aid the working professional on learning effective data analysis techniques that can be applied in the medical workplace. 

Certificate Description

The Healthcare Analytics Certificate Program is a collaborative effort between Nebraska Methodist College and the Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System (VA NWI HCS). The four non-credit courses in the certificate program will develop the knowledge and skills for an individual to be able to participate in and lead data analysis and improvement efforts.

  • Since each course builds upon the prior one, students must take the courses in order. 

  • All courses will be taught online using a mix of asynchronous and synchronous approaches.  Consistent access to the Internet will be necessary.