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Use Data and Technology to Change Health Care For the Better



At nearly 20% of the U.S. economy, the health care system urgently needs innovations on many fronts. Data analytics and advanced technology will play a major role in reducing costs, improving quality of care, and enhancing the patient experience, as well as creating the products, services, and models that will revolutionize the field of health care. 

mshca-float-right-healthcare-cyber-risk-management.jpgHeinz College is the #1 graduate school for analytics education and IT management. Students in our Master of Science in Health Care Analytics & Information Technology (MSHCA) program learn how to convert raw data into actionable solutions for complex problems facing health care systems and medical firms, as well as build the next generation of health technologies.

Data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data mining are more than buzz words at Carnegie Mellon University. Many of these techniques were born here, and our curriculum links these technologies to the sprawling and evolving health care landscape, giving you skills that will set you apart in the job market.

But even more importantly: Heinz College will empower you to use advanced tech and data to change the future of health care.

Some of the industry’s greatest challenges that our faculty and students are working to solve include:

  • Reducing emergency-room visits for children and supporting their chronic care management
  • Applying AI to electronic health records to enable earlier interventions
  • Creating digital platforms to help patients and providers with diabetes management
  • Collapsing the time from diagnosis to treatment using text analytics
  • Using analytics to prevent the spread of infectious diseases
  • Increase access to health care using telemedicine
  • AI in health care
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Stories of Impact

Read our articles and stories about Heinz College's impact in the health care field

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#1 Ranked

Heinz College Is The #1 Analytics Education Program And Has Been #1 In Information And Technology Management Since 2001


Cutting-Edge Curriculum

The MSHCA is unlike any other degree, applying analytics and IT expertise to health care with laser-focus

Is MSHCA Right for Me?

My Story: Charet

Charet Bolton saw firsthand the challenges her parents faced with health care equity and access, and understood the importance of policy in health care.

My Story: Anirudh

The MSHCA program provided Anirudh Vaidhyaa with the skills in management science, economics and data-driven decision-making to become a leader in the health care industry.

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Trail-Blazing Faculty

Our faculty are thought leaders who are inventing new models at the intersection of health, data, and technology.

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Accelerated Master’s Programs

Earn your bachelor’s and MSHCA in five years instead of six

Students in undergraduate programs at Carnegie Mellon University and Allegheny College can earn their bachelor’s and MSHCA degrees together in five years instead of six.

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master of science in health care policy and management program UPDATE

The Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Management (MSHCPM) program leadership is currently conducting an assessment and re-envisioning of the program, and will pause new enrollments in the MSHCPM degree program through the Fall 2024 cycle.

Questions related to the curriculum, program outcomes, the admissions process and/or financial aid can be sent to Carrie Rote at