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Use Big 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. 

Heinz 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.

Big 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 targets 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:

  • Applying AI to electronic health records to enable earlier interventions
  • Using robotics in surgery to make procedures safer and less invasive 
  • Collapsing the time from diagnosis to treatment using text analytics
  • Using analytics to prevent the spread of infectious diseases
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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: VP

Vijaya Priya Rama Vijayasarathy (MSHCA '18) is from Chennai, India. She wants to use data and technology to improve systems, especially in health care where the stakes are so high.

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Trail Blazing Faculty

Learn from professors like Jeremy Weiss, an MD with expertise in machine learning. 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 & Management

The Master of Science in Health Care Policy & Management (MSHCPM) is a full-time program for future leaders in health care management and innovation, providing expertise across the health care continuum.

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