Healthcare Informatics student giving a presentation

Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics

Healthcare Delivery Science Concentration

Healthcare Delivery Science Master's Concentration

The Healthcare Delivery Science concentration in the MSc in Biomedical Informatics (MScBMI) was developed to present students with a complete and customizable curriculum in healthcare delivery science with the ultimate goal of producing healthcare leaders and team members who will learn how to embed healthcare delivery science in their health system. The ultimate goal of biomedical informatics is to improve human health, and the HDS track further refines this goal. The fundamental principle underlying healthcare delivery science is that the intersection between real-world operations and research techniques are critical for understanding and improving healthcare. In part, innovations brought about in the new field of healthcare delivery science are driven by the availability of big data. Today’s patients generate almost genomic-scale data as they pass through routine healthcare encounters—meaning that for the first time in history we can deploy analytical techniques formerly used only in top-tier research to understand real-world operational programs.

Within the healthcare delivery concentration, students will learn:

  • About the interconnectedness of systems and processes within healthcare delivery
  • The concept of complex adaptive systems as the underlying theory of healthcare delivery science
  • By using scientific methods this complexity is knowable and amenable to intervention

The Healthcare Delivery Science concentration will allow students with interest in healthcare delivery science to focus their studies and research on data systems and analysis specific to healthcare delivery sciences. This concentration's requirements include a specific Healthcare Delivery Science concentration discussion section and healthcare delivery science electives.


Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation at UChicago

Healthcare Delivery Science represents the overlap between healthcare operations and innovation and research. The University of Chicago Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation was established to change care across the country by transforming the operational health delivery system into an engine not just of learning, but of discovery. Learn more about the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation ›