Executive Education

Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate

The Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program is delivered in a turnkey hybrid cohort model for professionals seeking to advance their careers through enhancement of analytical skills to collect, analyze, and organize data in the healthcare industry. This skillset allows professionals to lead efforts related to patient outcome improvements, quality and safety improvements, and operations and performance optimization.

This 6-month certificate program is billed at an all-inclusive rate including tuition, fees, textbooks, etc. This certificate program may be used to gain a baseline of knowledge prior to further preparation for CHDA, CAHIMS, and CPHIMS certification exams.


Admission Requirements

In addition to the general graduate admission requirements of The University of Texas at Tyler, admission to the certificate program is contingent upon favorable review by the graduate committee. Admission to the certificate program requires the submission of a portfolio consisting of the following information.

  1. A baccalaureate or advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  2. Original transcripts
  3. Letter of Intent (LOI) stating the impact this certificate program will have on your professional career
    1. The applicant’s LOI is heavily weighted in the admission decision process for this competitive certificate program. Applicants LOI should clearly explain:
      1. how enhancement of the applicant’s analytical skill set to collect, analyze, and organize data in the healthcare industry will impact the applicant’s professional goals.
      2. goals for the certificate program.
      3. past experience and how that experience will aid the applicant’s personal success in this program.

Admission is limited to the top 20 students. The admission process is complete when the applicant has been notified in writing of acceptance to the certificate program. A minimum enrollment of 7 students is required in order for the Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program to make. 

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Curriculum and Delivery

The Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program curriculum is healthcare focused with each course offering specifically designed to build upon each other for this unique certificate program. Courses are taken in sequence beginning in Fall 7-Week Session 1, Fall 7-Week Session 2, and Spring 7-Week Session 1. Courses meet Face-to-Face on Monday evenings with the remainder of the course content delivered online through Canvas, our LMS platform.

Academic Calendar 2022-2023: 7-Week Sessions


Required Courses (9 hours total)

The following three courses must be completed with a grade of C or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0. 

MANA 5361 -or- EMBA 5361

MANA 5361: Introduction to the American Healthcare System

[cross listed] EMBA 5361: Issues in the American Healthcare System

MANA 5365

MANA 5365: Healthcare Analytics

COSC 5347

COSC 5347: Business intelligence and Analysis

Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program Course Descriptions


Transfer Coursework 

Credits earned in fulfillment of the Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program may be applied to other graduate degrees in the Soules College of Business. MANA 5361 cross listed with EMBA 5361 is the only acceptable transfer credits (3hrs) into the Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program from the UT Tyler MBA program. Executive MBA Healthcare Management Program [EMBA-HCM] applicants may apply MANA 5361, cross listed as EMBA 5361, specifically taken in the Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program to the EMBA-HCM degree plan. EMBA-HCM alum may transfer in EMBA 5361 from the EMBA-HMC program into the Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program to fulfil MANA 5361. All other graduate degree regulations and policies are applicable to the certificate program. 


Program Cost

The Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program is a total cost of $7,500.00. This 6-month certificate program cost is all-inclusive including tuition, fees, textbooks, etc.

A breakdown of the certificates nonrefundable semester cost is outlined below:

Semester 1


Class 1

 $ 2,500.00

Class 2

 $ 2,500.00

Semester 2


Class 3

 $ 2,500.00

Total Cert Cost

 $ 7,500.00



Faculty Spotlight


Paula E. Anthony-McMann, Ph.D., MBAPaula Anthony-McMann

CIO – UT Health, President and CEO – Syndeti LLC, Adjunct Instructor – UT Tyler
Course taught in the Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program:
MANA 5361: Introduction to the American Healthcare System (Cross listed EMBA 5361)

Dr. Paula Anthony-McMann is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of UT Health East Texas. She also serves as President and CEO of Syndeti LLC delivering business advisory services to the healthcare strategy, business development, and information technology sectors. Services include strategic planning, business development, IT leadership, compliance services, information security, business intelligence, M&A planning and transition, and organizational development.

Previously, she spent 23 years as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for ETMC Regional Healthcare System, responsible for the planning, acquisition, operation, support and security of information systems and telecommunications services for all ETMC businesses and facilities. She was also the CEO of HealthFirst, ETMC’s $20 million health benefits solutions subsidiary, which serves over 50,000 member lives across Texas.

Prior to joining ETMC, Paula spent 10 years with Ernst & Young responsible for the firm’s Southwest Health Care Information Technology practice. She has also worked for healthcare information systems vendors in various capacities. Paula has a BA from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, and a Ph.D. in human resource development from The University of Texas at Tyler.

Paula is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2017, she was appointed to the Texas Health Services Authority Board of Directors by Governor Greg Abbott, and she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Hospital Association Foundation. She is an active member of both the College of Health Information Management Executives and the Health Information and Management Systems Society.


Venugopal Gopalakrishna-Remani, Ph.D., MBA, PGDPMVenugopal Remani

Associate Professor of Management
Course taught in the Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program:
MANA 5365: Healthcare Analytics

Dr. Venugopal Gopalakrishna-Remani is an Associate Professor of Management. His primary teaching interests are in Operations Management and Management Science. They include healthcare analytics, green supply chains, healthcare operations, decision sciences, principles of management, project management, servant leadership, crisis management, and production and planning. 

Venu’s current research interests include healthcare operations, servant leadership, challenges in electronic medical records (EMR) adoption, green supply chains, and the effect of sustainable supply chain operations on firm performance. He is the recipient of 'Outstanding Faculty Award 2016', Texas Alpha XI Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, Soules College of Business and Technology AP Teaching Award 2020, ACUE Teaching Fellow 2021, EMBA Most Innovative Educator Award 2020, and UT Tyler Research Fellow 2020. He also serves as a Research Consultant for The Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS) UT Tyler since 2020. 


Premananda Indic, Ph.D.Premananda Indic

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Course co-taught in the Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program:
MANA 5365: Healthcare Analytics

Dr. Premananda Indic is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of Center for Health Informatics & Analytics (CHIA). His primary teaching interests are in predictive analytics, machine learning and advanced biomedical data analysis. His current research interests include design of wearable sensors and health data analytics for the prediction of life threatening events in humans. He is the recipient of UT System STARs Award (2018), Crystal Quill Award for Outstanding Faculty (2017) and Texas Alpha XI Chapter Award (2016). He is a Principal Investigator of several federally funded grants and a co-investigator on a Department of Veterans’ grant. He has a background in electrical engineering with a postdoctoral training in medicine from Harvard Medical School.


Robert P. Schumaker, Ph.D.robert schumaker

Professor of Computer Science
Course taught in the Healthcare Data Analytics Certificate Program:
COSC 5347: Business Intelligence & Analysis

Dr. Robert P. Schumaker is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Tyler, Founder and Director of the Data Analytics Lab and Associate Editor of Decision Support Systems (DSS) journal. He is an accomplished data science researcher with over 2,200 citations on 50 publications and a g-index score of 47; measuring scientific productivity based on published articles and citations. His research in data science deals with building predictive systems in the areas of finance (stock price prediction), sports (sports wagering prediction) and medicine (adverse drug event prediction).

Dr. Schumaker is an internationally recognized scholar whose teaching and research has been featured in MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, Slashdot, Axios, The Chronicle of Higher Education and many other media outlets. He has also provided keynote addresses to conferences such as International Conference on Data Science, E-learning and Information Systems (Data-2019 UAE), IEEE International Conference on Advances in Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems (icABCD-2018 South Africa), International Symposium on Computer Science in Sport (IACSS-2017 Germany), Discourse Approaches to Financial Communication (DAFC-2014 Switzerland) and numerous other engagements through ACM for the US Army Corp of Engineers and various universities worldwide.