Seize the Opportunities in the Growing Field of Healthcare Analytics

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Analytics

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Career Outlook and Growth

Expanding Careers

With a Bachelor’s Degree from Bryan University in Healthcare Administration and Analytics, you’ll gain a unique skillset and prepare for a fulfilling career in a growing industry.

Careers for Medical and Health Services Managers are on the rise. Jobs are expected to grow through the year 2026 at a rate of 10-14%—that’s faster than average compared to all occupations.1

Also, from 2007 to 2012, postings for health informatics jobs have increased 10 times faster than health care jobs overall. Research suggests that there will be a significant shortage of healthcare analytics workers by the year 2018.2 According to DHR International, a global staffing firm: “The use of business analytics brings enormous benefits to companies, but when it comes to analytics talent, there is a critical mismatch between supply and demand.” 3

Without question, there’s a big data revolution occurring in healthcare. More than ever before, the healthcare industry needs skilled administrators and analysts who have the ability to manage, evaluate, analyze and report healthcare data to improve the patient experience, improve population health and reduce healthcare costs.

Earning your degree now means you’ll be ready for the jobs of the future.

Attractive Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and Analytics, career opportunities may include:

  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement Analyst
  • Healthcare Business Analyst
  • Healthcare Reporting Analyst
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Assistant Healthcare Administrator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Medical Informaticist
  • Health Information Management Technician

Diverse Employers

Healthcare administrators, managers and analysts may seek career opportunities with employers who need college-educated professionals to analyze data to support managing daily operations and improving outcomes. Examples of these employers may include:

  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes and long term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Group medical and physicians’ practices
  • Insurance companies
  • Health information vendors
  • College health settings

Notice to students and prospective students:

Bryan University is no longer accepting students into this program as this program version is being voluntarily taught out. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration and Analytics has also been placed on student achievement show-cause by one of our accreditors, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools ("ACICS"), due to material noncompliance with its retention rate standard of 60%. The 2017 retention rate is 39%.

Footnotes
1See http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00. Also see the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm.
2See CNBC article titled: Filling the Skills Gap: Health Care Looks for More Data Workers, published May 2013, http://www.cnbc.com/id/100761846
3See article titled: Data Analytics and the Talent Gap, published August 2014, http://www.dhrinternational.com/thought-leadership/data-analytics-and-talent-gap/

Meet the Program Director

“This program is truly like no other – in addition to the many benefits provided to students, the program is aligned with the modern healthcare marketplace so that students are job-ready upon graduation.”

– Marjorie Rosen, AS, BA, MBA Healthcare, AHIMA RHIT

Student Experience

 

Program Details

The Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and Analytics, is designed to prepare students for positions that manage, analyze and report data to improve the performance of healthcare organizations. The program focuses on the skills related to health care administration, using data analytics, which will prepare the student for employment in a variety of healthcare organizations. The university delivers the program through asynchronous online instruction.

The program includes core curriculum in medical terminology, the processes and methods of administering healthcare organizations, analytic frameworks and methodologies, the structure and function of the US Healthcare system, databases and data warehouses, SQL, and the use of a variety of analytic tools. Case studies, realistic data sets and the Bryan University Health Informatics Simulation Laboratory are used frequently to enable students to solve problems that simulate those issues encountered in modern healthcare marketplace. The program requires two Portfolio Projects to demonstrate competencies: the Theory into Practice project and the Healthcare Administration Capstone Case Study project, in which students apply their knowledge to solving real-world problems using the tools, data, and infrastructure of the Health Informatics Simulation Laboratory.

This program prepares students for entry level jobs as healthcare administrators or managers, as well as data analysts who understand the healthcare environment, including terminology, coding, management, regulatory and accreditation aspects, as well as basic statistical concepts and popular analytic tools like Excel and Access.

Locations:
Program offered 100% online.

Program credits:
To complete the program, students must earn a minimum of 120 semester credits. Generally, students take two courses at a time over an eight week time period. Two eight week time periods constitute a semester.

Transfer credits:
If you apply to Bryan University with prior college credits and/or a degree, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed. If you complete a Bryan U associate degree or undergraduate certificate, these credits are transferrable to a higher degree, such as a bachelor’s degree.

The most up-to-date course descriptions and textbook information can be found in the Bryan University Course Catalog.

Mary Bynum, DHA, RN, CCM

Associate Director of Performance, Excellence and Accountability, United Health Group
Professor of Health Policy, Ohio University
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Mary Bynum possesses a Bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from the Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the Ohio State University as well. In 2015, she obtained a Doctorate in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a certified case manager with the Commission of Case Management.

Dr. Bynum has an extensive background in leadership, education, administration, and public policy. She is a professor at Ohio University and Columbia Southern University. In addition, she is a senior project manager on the performance, excellence, and accountability team for United HealthCare. In 2011, Mary was governor appointed to serve as the health care policy analyst for the state of Ohio under the direction of governor Kaisch.

Dr. Bynum is extremely compassionate about serving vulnerable populations. Her countless years of volunteerism is reflections of her commitment to serving individuals that are in need. She is a board member of the Franklin County Children Service Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) whose objective is to ensure children and families who have triumphed over major life challenges are recognized and supported.

Dr. Bynum has severed as a Committee Member for the Ohio Statewide Health Disparities Collaborative, the Human Trafficking Taskforce, and the Ohio HIV Steering Committee. As a National Healthcare Speaker and mother of two boys (London and Roman) Dr. Bynum’s motto is “The best legacy we leave is not for our children, but in our children” Debra Roberts.

Gary Gant, MPH, MBA

Public Health Analyst, U. S. Department of
Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.
Advisory Member, Bryan University

A Community-Oriented Public Health practitioner by training, Gary is currently a Public Health Analyst with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations in Region 10, which is comprised of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Gary is currently the HRSA regional lead for rural health, chronic disease, community engagement and tribal health.

Prior to joining HRSA, Gary was an Executive Officer for the VA Puget Sound Health Care System where he served as the Privacy and Freedom of Information Act Officer. Gary has also worked in various consulting and advisory positions in public health; he was the Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Health’s Immunization Program and has worked as a Health Policy Analyst for several public health organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Gary has an M.P.H in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice from the University of Washington and a M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Gary has received various public health fellowships, including the Quentin Burdick Fellowship in Rural Health and the Tobacco Scholars Career Development Fellowship, and received the HRSA Administrator’s Special Citation Award in 2015 and 2016 for outstanding performance.

Richard Mutyabule, MD

Physician Scientist/Project Coordinator Reproductive Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Richard Mutyabule is an accomplished Clinical Study Physician with in depth knowledge in Global Clinical Trials and cutting-edge therapeutics. He attained his Primary Medical degree from Uganda. He completed his fellowship in Oncology and Immunology in the United Kingdom. He is a beneficiary of the Skilled Careers in Life Sciences grant through the Boston University School of Medicine and has special interests in Cardiovascular medicine, Onco-immunology, Cancer therapeutics and Pharmacovigilance.

He brings his wealth of knowledge in Clinical medicine to areas of Global health, Health policy and Infectious diseases.

Sheryl Richard, PhD, MA, PMP

Contributing Faculty/Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Walden University, School of Health Services
Adjunct Faculty, Healthcare Management, Herzing University
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Richard “lives teaching” with wide experience in higher education. Dr. Richard serves as Contributing Faculty/Dissertation Committee Mentor (Supervisory Committee Member) for Walden University’s PhD Health Services/Dr. Healthcare Administration program. Dr. Richard also fulfills the role of Adjunct Faculty for Herzing University’s Online Healthcare Management program, teaching various undergraduate courses. In this capacity, she has conducted course evaluation and course development.

In addition, Dr. Richard is a certified Project Management Professional with over 25 years of related industry experience, particularly IT projects on federal contracts (nuclear waste storage) and local government (county.) She has worked for more than 15 years in the health and wellness arena, the field in which she currently performs as a Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach and Coach Concierge with functions including mentoring, facilitating, and training.

Dr. Richard earned her PhD – Health Services: Community Health from Walden University; Master in Organizational Management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix; and Bachelor in Business Administration/Management Information Systems (BSBA/MIS) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her research interests include healthcare delivery/systems, whole-person health and well-being, physical activity, coaching/mentoring, education, single mothers, vulnerable populations, health disparities, preventable chronic disease, culture, encouragement, self-acceptance, socio-economics, as well as qualitative research and methodology.

Dr. Richard’s passion is encouraging people to be, do, live, and give their best. Likewise, she is passionate about educating through engaging and challenging individuals in taking charge of their education and overall well-being.

Jeffrey Smoot, D.C.Sc, MBA, BIT, CSM

Founder and Chief Scientist, Interactive Healthcare Designs
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Dr. Jeffrey Smoot has a Bachelors in Information Technology, Masters in Business Administration, and Doctorate in Computer Science.

He has been involved in the healthcare industry since 1988 for major healthcare systems in the United States. With extensive knowledge in Biomedical Technology, PACS Administration, Cardiovascular Information Systems, Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare IT, he has performed doctoral research on the reduction of Noscomial infections in hospital through touchless interfaces.

His main interest of research is in the area of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality development for Healthcare Cardiology, he has been the keynote speaker at the 2015 Georgia Biomedical Instrumentation Society Annual Convention, Colorado Technical University Alumni Board member.

Currently he is a Professor at Trident University International in Healthcare Informatics and Business Systems Analyst Lead for Cardiology at major Healthcare System. Dr. Smoot is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Interactive Healthcare Designs, which develops innovative technologies for healthcare in the space of Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality and Human Computer Interaction.

Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA

HIM Director, Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS)
Advisory Member, Bryan University

Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA – is a health information management (HIM) professional with over 30 years of healthcare experience in healthcare consulting, revenue cycle operations, electronic health record (EHR) applications, document management, and project management. Manny has served in administrative, interim management, and consulting capacities within large academic and urban hospitals. His experience in the healthcare industry has focused on improving operational and financial performance in a variety of healthcare settings. Manny is the HIM Director for Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Bryan offers affordable tuition rates for all students, no matter where they reside. We don’t differentiate between residents or non-residents. We also lock-in your tuition rate when you enroll, so you can rest assured that your tuition will never increase over the length of your program.

Tuition Goes Down the Longer You’re in School
We understand the importance of helping you stay in school and graduate successfully. To help motivate you, we provide tuition discounts the longer you’re in school.

Financing Options Available
As an accredited institution, students of Bryan University who are residents of the United States may qualify for federal financial aid. Our team of dedicated financial advisors can also help you understand what other options are available to you. To learn more, please visit our financial aid page.

For students who are veterans or active duty members of the U.S. military, you may also use your military educational benefits, if qualified. Please see our military benefits page for more details.

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The Bryan University Difference

Tuition Lock Guarantee

We lock your tuition rate once you enroll, plus tuition goes down the longer you're in school.

Job Placement Assistance

We provide students job placement assistance while in school and once they graduate.

Accelerated Programs

You can get started - and finish - fast.

Welcome Kits Included

Once you enroll, we provide you a welcome kit package to ensure you're ready to start school.

Faculty Who Put You First

Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.

Books and Courseware Included

We take care of shipping your textbooks and provide you easy access to electronic courseware.

Focus on Employment

You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.

Learn by Doing

You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated job tasks and using industry technologies.

Return for Refresher Classes

As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.

Request Information

By submitting this form, I agree that Bryan University may contact me regarding educational services via email, telephone, text message, or automated technology at the email address and phone numbers provided. I understand this consent is not required to enroll. For more information, please call: 1-800-878-5515.