HIM 435 Analyzing Healthcare Data Week 1 – Assignment

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Data Analysis Position

For this assignment, you will investigate the job titles and skills required
for a health data analyst. Prepare a four- to five-page paper in which you:

Identify job titles similar to health data analyst that
     require a health information management or informatics degree.

     Suggested search terms:


    • Health care data analyst

    • Health informatics

    • Claims data analysis
  • Identify two employment postings and compare and
         contrast the following attributes of the selected positions:

    • Educational requirements (AA, BS, MS, etc.) and
            indicate required or preferred.

    • Credential requirements (RHIA, RHIT, etc.) and
            indicate required or preferred.

    • Experience

    • Skills

    • Job tasks

    • Job setting (industry, provider, insurance, consulting,

    • Salary range
  • Analyze your strengths and weaknesses for this type of
  • Develop an action plan for turning the weaknesses into
         a strength.

Your  paper:

Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.


Must include a title page with the

o Title of paper

o Student’s name


o Course name and number

o Instructor’s name

o Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.

Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.

Must use at least five scholarly
sources, including a minimum of three from the Ashford University Library.

Must include a separate reference
page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing

Carefully review the Grading Rubric
for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.