Intermediate Healthcare Data Analytics Course

August 29 - November 20, 2022 | Course

Healthcare organizations increasingly rely on professionals for data-driven decision making to help in strategically organizing and analyzing medical and healthcare-related information. This course presents innovative and essential techniques that enable the delivery of efficient and quality healthcare analytics. Sign up to learn how to select, prepare, analyze, interpret, evaluate and present health data related to health system performance and effectiveness. Improve problem-solving skills and your ability to lead.

What you’ll learn

In the increasingly high-tech era of business where decisions are augmented with data analytics and emerging technological tools, you can truly make an impact.

Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to open every door of opportunity, just entering the corporate community, or seeking to enhance your career, this course will give you powerful skills. Alliant’s California School of Management and Leadership and HIMSS have partnered to bring you much-needed healthcare analytics topics for discussion.


This course explores:

  • Why analytics is the fundamental tool and enterprise engine for successful healthcare delivery transformation to better quality, lower cost and improved customer satisfaction
  • How analytics is used in supporting healthcare quality improvement through provider profiling
  • How analytics is used in supporting healthcare outcome improvement through patient profiling and population health management
  • How analytics is used in supporting healthcare fraud, waste and abuse reduction to improve operational efficiency 
  • How to build, grow and develop a robust analytical capacity towards a mature analytical organization to support insight-driven operation


  • Module 1 – Introduction to Healthcare Challenges and Transformation
  • Module 2 – Introduction to Healthcare Transformation Initiatives
  • Module 3 – Defining Healthcare Quality and Value
  • Module 4 – Discussing New Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Module 5 – Payment Model Reform: Transition from FFS to FFV
  • Module 6 – Provider Profiling: BI Tools for Best Practice Benchmarking
  • Module 7 – Patient Profiling: Risk Stratification and Scoring Models
  • Module 8 – Individualized Decision for Optimal Patient Care
  • Module 9 – Leveraging Advanced Analytics to Reduce Overuse and Waste
  • Module 10 – Low-Value Care: Low-Hanging Fruit for Quick Waste Reduction
  • Module 11 – Ultimate Solution for Optimal Health
  • Module 12 – Grow Toward a Mature Analytical Organization

Expand your knowledge and skills with a self-paced, asynchronous course spanning 12 weeks (Monday, August 29 - Sunday, November 20, 2022). There are no prerequisites to take this course. Although learning experiences will vary greatly, learners should expect to spend up to eight hours per week on course materials. An instructor will be available to monitor your progress on a supervisory basis. Furthermore, learners benefit tremendously when they have direct interaction and engagement with the subject matter expert instructor. Over the duration of this course learners will have the opportunity to directly interact with the instructor on a weekly basis throughout the entire 12-week course!

These hour-long weekly instructor engagements are optional for learners and  topics such as the following may be included: working on data sets in SAS On Demand, SAS Viya and other tools selected by the instructor, potentially could include Tableau, Google Data Studio, R, and Python. 

To participate in the course, you need access to a computer with internet access. Students are not expected to have access to specific statistics packages or healthcare analytics platforms.

A full syllabus for this course can be viewed here.


Dr. Robert Meyers holds a doctorate in business administration from Alliant International University, master of science in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University and bachelor's in healthcare management from Southern Illinois University.

Dr. Meyers has been in healthcare for over 20 years and has served in different healthcare management roles and positions in the Department of Defense and government healthcare organizations. He currently services as a Healthcare Leader at the Veteran Health Administration in San Antonio, Texas.  He has been an adjunct professor for the past seven years at different colleges and universities teaching Healthcare Administration and Business Administration courses. He has a wealth of knowledge in healthcare administration including HIMSS and currently working on a book on Healthcare Strategic Management for Nonprofit healthcare organizations.

Registration is available through Friday, August 26, 2022.

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Participant registration information will be collected by HIMSS and shared with Alliant’s California School of Management and Leadership.

This program has been approved for up to 15 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)SM or the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS)SM. For those satisfying all course requirements, a certificate of completion will be issued by Alliant’s California School of Management and Leadership upon the conclusion of the course (allow for approximately two weeks of processing after November 20).

HIMSS and Alliant have established an articulation agreement which allows HIMSS CE courses completed at Alliant to qualify for 3 credits towards Alliant’s Master of Science degrees, MS in Healthcare Analytics or MS in Data Analytics when students enroll in one of these degrees. HIMSS members/employees also qualify for 15% lower preferred tuition when enrolled in one of these degrees.