Katie McCarthy

Dr. Katie McCarthy

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Analytics Get Contact Info


Health Care Administration Business Administration (MBA) School of Business Business


Dr. McCarthy teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business, applied business analytics, and healthcare administration. Her industry work includes positions focusing on quality improvement, information technology, medical informatics, electronic health records (Cerner and Epic), and data analytics. In addition to teaching and pursuing research interests in healthcare informatics and analytics, Dr. McCarthy performs outreach through the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium (ABIC).


•   Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Health Sciences
  • Concentration in Clinical and Health Informatics
•    M.S., Milwaukee School of Engineering and Medical College of Wisconsin - Medical Informatics
•    B.S., Milwaukee School of Engineering - Computer Engineering
•    B.S., Milwaukee School of Engineering - Technical Communication

Areas of Specialization

Data Analytics
Health Informatics
Information Technology
Quality Improvement
Healthcare Administration

Scholarly and Professional Achievements


•    Featured in Going from Epic to Epic: One Health System’s Unique Journey. Healthcare Informatics. December 2013.


•    Impact of Awareness and Training on the Adoption of Clinical Research Data Warehouses. Katie McCarthy. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Informatics Educators Forum (IEF). June 2019.
•    Merging Farms: Combining Two Instances of Epic. Bradley Howard, Katie McCarthy, Kathy Patrino, and Michael Sura. Epic Users’ Group Meeting. September 2014.
•    Cutover Planning and Implementation: Keys to a Successful Go-live. Katie McCarthy and Nanda Kothinti. Epic Project Managers Advisory Council. April 2013.
•    Do Computer-Aided Diagnosis Systems in Mammography Need to be Trained to Individual Observers? Charles Kahn, Katie McCarthy, and Elizabeth Burnside. Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting. November 2005.

Service to Carroll University and Profession

•    Third Cost Consortium for Biomedical and Health Informatics, Co-organizer, 2015 to 2017
•    HIMSS, Dairyland Regional Networking Event, Co-organizer, 2014 to 2017
•    Certified Quality Improvement Associate (American Society for Quality), 2003 to present
•    Certified Software Quality Engineer (American Society for Quality), 2002 to present

What is your teaching style?

Most of my teaching is based on stories – the story of a business, the story of a decision that needs to be made using analytics, etc. In addition, I use a variety of teaching approaches based on the students in a course, as well as the content being covered. Most of my approaches involve hands-on and/or interactive activities that require students to try out the concepts they are learning in class. Finally, I try to tailor examples and case studies based on student interests.

Why do you do what you do?

I care deeply about students, their goals, and their lifelong learning. Each time I interact with students, my goal is to prepare them for their future careers as well as to be curious, lifelong learners who will succeed in an ever-changing world. There’s nothing better than partnering with students to support them in achieving their goals.

What should students know about you?

I enjoy getting to know my students and what they are passionate about. I’m here to help guide and mentor students in their learning and future careers, so I’m open to answering questions, having conversations about jobs and goals, etc. In addition, every time I speak with a student, I find myself learning something – so don’t be surprised if I ask questions to learn more.
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