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February 17, 2022


USD $2,500


Eight weeks
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    This program is offered in English and Spanish

Program Format

Online learning with live, interactive sessions


Samuel L. Volchenboum, MD, PhD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dean, Master’s Education, Healthcare Informatics, the University of Chicago

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Healthcare Informatics

If you consider the state of healthcare on a global scale, there has never been a more suitable time to know how best to manage patients’ health data. Pandemics like COVID-19 are shining a spotlight on the healthcare sector, emphasizing the importance for practitioners to understand the latest technologies, tools, and best practices in the industry.

Healthcare informatics aims to improve outcomes by making use of information: technology that enables practitioners to better analyze and understand patients’ health records.

Are You Interested in Gaining a Global Perspective of the Industry?

If you find as a practitioner or leader in healthcare informatics that you could benefit from a global understanding of healthcare and technology, this is the right program for you. It is also designed for professionals with less experience in the healthcare sector who wish to delve into the realm of biomedical informatics.

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Volchenboum, MD, PhD, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dean, Master’s Education, UChicago Medicine

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Samuel L. Volchenboum is an expert in pediatric cancers and blood disorders. He has a special interest in treating children with neuroblastoma, a tumor of the sympathetic nervous system.

Career Outlook

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the momentum of the emerging health informatics field. Coupled with the advent of Big Data, the industry’s ever-changing dynamics make this an area full of exciting career opportunities–the job market for medical and health service managers is expected to grow 32% by 2029. Other roles in this relatively new discipline involve patients more directly, such as nursing informatics, remote home monitoring, and patient portal administration and management. Analytics plays a significant role in health informatics, and people equipped with data analysis skills are poised to thrive in this growing industry.

Potential Job Titles in Healthcare Informatics

  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Data Analyst
  • Electronic Medical Record Manager
  • Healthcare Informatics Consultant
  • Healthcare Informatics Director
  • Healthcare IT Project Manager

What Our Participants Say

Amy Frank
Physician Assistant at CareOnSite

USA, June 2020

The educational format was top-notch. The interactive learning activities were far above what my doctorate program at another university offered. There was a good mix of contributing experts discussing topics in each module. The interactions with classmates were beneficial, in that we had multiple levels of education from heterogeneous backgrounds, adding different professional and cultural perspectives on topics.
Students entering the University of Chicago through the gates on an autumnal day

Marianella Chávez Carhuamaca
Head of Digital Strategy in Clover-SGM

Spain, Sept 2020

This program will completely change your vision of what patient care means in this new context. It will clarify the concepts and give you a deeper understanding that is noticeable from the first module. The weekly homework process was successful, and you learn through research while being able to create your own opinion on the topics. I liked being able to share experiences and information... with colleagues of different nationalities. The health sector has always been one of the most reluctant to adopt emerging technologies and transform digitally. It has long been a pending issue, but the COVID-19 context has accelerated the process. This program immerses you completely in the situation, and participants who take advantage of the knowledge they acquire will be planning projects for both patients and healthcare professionals and improving the system in which they work.