Developing Healthcare Professionals in
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Healthcare is rapidly advancing in knowledge and technology, yet the challenges associated with quality and patient safety persist. The U.S. healthcare system, including healthcare policy, requires significant changes to address current gaps in quality. In short, skillful professionals are needed to lead change and improvement in healthcare beyond the current paradigm.
Misericordia University's graduate program in Healthcare Analytics is embedded in the values and traditions of the Sisters of Mercy; Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality, aimed at increasing knowledge; building skills and fostering impactful professionals prepared to creatively and diligently strive towards improving health and healthcare delivery. Unique to the Misericordia program are the emphasis upon: 1.) Interprofessional practice, and 2.) The Patient/Family Perspective.
- Master of Science in Healthcare Analytics (36 credits)
- Certificate in Healthcare Analytics (18 credits)
- First and only program of its kind in NEPA region
- 7-week courses offered entirely online
- Part-time or full-time option
- 18-credit post-baccalaureate certificate can be applied to the master's degree completion
- Designed for the experienced clinical and non-clinical healthcare professional
- Dedicated to developing professionals committed to healthcare quality
- Healthcare data analyst positions are slated to grow approximately 19% between now and 2024, faster than average growth in healthcare fields (U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics)