Informatics & Digital Health

Digital health is the use of information and communication technologies to deliver healthcare services or to promote better health and wellbeing.

Biomedical and health informatics applies principles of computer and information science to the advancement of life sciences research, health professions education, public health, and patient care. This multidisciplinary and integrative field focuses on health information technologies (HIT), and involves the computer, cognitive, and social sciences.

IHPS research provides evidence for decision makers about the adoption, use and impact on healthcare access, cost, patient quality of care, and patient experience of a variety of HITs, including electronic health records, interoperability, mobile devices, telehealth, and patient portals.

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experts in this area

Comparative effectiveness of care systems, diagnostic errors & physician expertise; digital health quality improvement intervention design and evaluation
Supporting patients and families with chronic disease management; Implementation science within safety net healthcare settings Leveraging EHR data to expand population health/health equity approaches